Children and young people have the most to gain from the transformation of this part of London – and many of them already are.
With nearly two-thirds of the local population under 34, there is a huge opportunity to harness the talents of young people by creating connections with people and organisations that would otherwise not be available to them. Nearly 400 young people have already benefited from being directly involved in the Legacy Youth Voice, our leadership and development programme designed to engage young people in shaping and developing the new places around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
We also have a Youth Board made up of nine 18–24 year olds from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The board help LLDC meet its regeneration objectives by giving a youth perspective on key strategic priorities. They interface with our main LLDC board, ensuring that the objectives set by the LLDC meet the needs of young people and the wider community. If you are between the age of 18–24 year old and live in the local area and would like to join please complete this application form by Monday 17 February.
We help businesses and institutions to work with local schools and colleges to motivate children and parents about the opportunities available in the area. Through the Go! Schools network supporting primary and secondary schools in the surrounding boroughs, we connect schools to a range of opportunities on the Park.
EAST Education brings together the creative, high-tech, knowledge-driven institutions already in the area with those coming to the Park – including our East Bank partners the BBC, Sadler’s Wells, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL, the V&A and the Smithsonian Institution. It connects teachers and young people to creative learning opportunities so that they benefit from the cluster of global institutions on their doorstep.
Below are just some of the projects that young people and teachers can get involved with.