Our Go! Schools partners offer a variety of exciting activities, opportunities and resources for primary and secondary schools.

Find out more about the offers from our Go! Schools Partners below.

  • We are working with the Field Studies Council to offering secondary schools within Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest free workshops at the View Tube and in the Park. 

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is an inspiring example of science and geography in action including topics such as rebranding, regeneration, sustainability, globalisation and social, economic and environmental Impacts. 

    To find out more about this opportunity please email the Field Studies Council. 

  • Tech industries and skills have a key role to play in east London’s future economy - which is why the Legacy Corporation is supporting the Apps for Good project. 

    The programme works with schools across the country to build the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers enhancing students ICT skills with links to the new computing curriculum. They partner with educators in schools to deliver a course to young people, providing course content, training and connecting schools with industry leaders. 

    We are proud to announce that this year we will be supporting an award ensuring that schools from east London participate and take part in this exciting initiative. More detail of our work will follow. 

    In the meantime, for more information, visit the Apps for Good website.

  • The Legacy Career Tools project aims to inspire and inform young people about the vast range of careers open to them on and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    It includes advice on how to make the best start in your career from people already working on the Park, as well as information on the different companies that are based in the area.

    You can find out more here.

  • ‘Concept to Catwalk’ is an exciting pan-London challenge for school children in Key Stage 3 and 4 which explores and celebrates the links between fashion and technology, especially focusing on the textile heritage of east London. 

    Students aged between 11 and 16 are invited to design a collection of clothing that reflects twenty-first century lifestyles and technology-led innovation in fashion. Entries will be reviewed by an expert judging panel with the shortlisted concepts being made with the support of recent graduates from Central Saint Martins for a final fashion show in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is at the heart of East London and a cornerstone of the 2012 Olympic Legacy. It is the largest new urban park to be created in over 150 years and is a truly inspiring place. It represents a creative cluster of business, design, technology, sport, leisure and learning that is creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK. 

    We recognise the enormous value of education and the crucial role this plays in shaping lives and opportunities for individuals, communities and businesses. Through this unique Concept to Catwalk project, with our partners; The V&A Museum, University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins and MyKindaCrowd, we aim to excite students about emerging trends in technology, innovation and design through the lens of fashion and with a spot light on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in east London.

    Find out more about the project and register to take part.

  • Every year we run an in-school curriculum project. This year, we will be teaming up with the new school on the Park Chobham Academy. This year’s project -This is East 20 - will seek to capture how young people perceive their new environment and its relationship to existing communities nearby.  

    Young people will explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas, documenting their experiences of and aspirations for East 20 in an innovative and challenging engagement programme focussed on interactive mapping. 

    The project will result in an innovative guide to East 20, made by and for young people, to include a big picture map, an online resource, mobile app, learning resources and a project video. It will introduce students to the new computing curriculum, whilst enhancing their knowledge covering subjects such as geography, history, sociology, art and design.

    A team of experts will be working on this project, which will include educators, artists, ICT specialists, geographers, cartographers and build environment specialists. The project will help students at Chobham Academy tell the world how they see London’s newest neighbourhood.

  • As the UK’s tallest sculpture, the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offers spectacular views up to 20 miles across the city skyline and is the perfect location for your next School trip. Pin point London’s famous landmarks from the O2, Canary Wharf, the Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral, then play around in Anish Kapoor’s amazing inverting mirrors that will flip the skyline and you upside down! When it’s time to go, get the lift back to the ground, or brave the 455 steps with the specially designed soundscape of London that echoes around you.

    Teaching resources are available to cover Key Stages 1-4 in a range of subjects including Science, Geography, and Art and Design. Visits for school groups must be booked in advance. For more information and pricing please call 0333 800 8099 or email us. Discounts are available for registered Go! Schools.

  • Our Parklife is a Community Interest Company on the Park that coordinates education visits for local schools and community groups as well as delivering the Park Champion Volunteer Programme and Customer and Mobility services.

    We work with teachers and local group leaders who would like to bring a group to the Park and bring a range of subjects to life. We focus on connecting local people to the Park in an engaging and inspiring way. We work with you to develop a visit that reflects your students’ interests and needs. Education visits are often related to conservation, biodiversity and the Parklands but can also cover topics such as engineering, cleaning and facilities management, customer and visitor services, sustainable energy, hospitality and events.

    Education visits are often between 2-4 hours long and are FREE to attend. We work with you to understand what you’d like to get from the visit and make the necessary arrangements on the Park.

    If you’d like more information and a booking form please email Daniel Golroy in our team.

  • Sampled is a chance for dance fans and newcomers alike to enjoy a diverse range of styles from some of the world’s finest dancers at a specially reduced price for Go! Schools, on 29 & 30 January 2016.

    A regular fixture at Sadler’s Wells since 2007, Sampled features a wide variety of dance, from classical ballet to hip hop, contemporary and tango, alongside workshops and events taking place throughout the building. If you are interested in taking your pupils and students to see this, please download the flyer and email Lucy White. This show is recommended for young people aged 10+.

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is powered by two cutting edge energy centres – one in King’s Yard on the west of the Park, and one near Westfield Stratford City forming a decentralised energy network of heating, cooling and power. This is the largest decentralised energy scheme to be built in the UK and makes a key contribution to the Park meeting its zero carbon ambitions. At the same time, their eye-catching design means they are new landmarks on the Park’s skyline. Both energy centres were recognised for their outstanding design by the Royal Institute of British Architects, winning regional awards in 2013.

    East London Energy offers ad-hoc school tours, which are school-led, and a tour script is provided for members of staff to use. Schools groups can be accommodated up to a maximum of 20 students at one time, and availability can be checked up to one month in advance.

    To book a visit to the King’s Yard Energy Centre, please download our booking form, and before you arrive please download the site induction presentation and tour script. 

  • The Bright Ideas Challenge

    What would you do with £5,000 to super-size your school’s STEM teaching?

    As part of Shell’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers they’ve launched The Bright Ideas Challenge, a new cross-curricular schools competition.

    With three out of four of us set to live in cities by 2050, the competition invites secondary students aged 11-14 to share their bright energy ideas. 

    Teams will take a trip into the future and use their problem solving skills and creative thinking to imagine innovative solutions to the energy challenges faced by the future cities they might live in.

    To help you run the Challenge, there is a Teacher Toolkit packed full of classroom resources and teaching notes. There’s no limit to the number of teams your school can enter so spread the word and encourage as many of your students as possible to get involved.

    With 11 regional prizes up for grabs plus the chance to be crowned national winner at Make the Future, Shell’s four day festival of ideas and innovation, what are you waiting for? Visit shell.co.uk/brightideaschallenge to get involved!


    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Bright Ideas Challenge

    The Faculty of Engineering at University College London (UCL) is teaming up with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to bring Shell’s Bright Ideas Challenge to schools in east London. We are inviting young people aged 11-14 years old from schools who are part of the Go! Schools network to think of energy ideas and research energy technologies in order to design an innovative energy solution for cities in the future. UCL will be able to offer schools interested in taking part in the challenge the opportunity to receive series of inspirational talks on sustainability interventions and mentoring for the challenge by UCL Engineering STEM Ambassadors. 

    In addition, the programme will offer hands-on workshops and interactive sessions during which young people will have the opportunity to create their future energy solutions, meeting the needs of tomorrow and beyond. Pupils will be invited to build and prototype a 3D model of their idea, work in teams on their design challenge, develop their idea and learn from leading academic and research experts from UCL Engineering. 

    If your school would like to participate in the programme, please register by 29 February 2016 emailing [email protected], to include your name, school and a 100 words saying why you would like to receive to take part in the programme.

    Make the Future

    This summer, the future will be landing on your doorstep! And you’re invited to visit.

    Make the Future, a four-day festival of ideas and innovation being hosted by Shell, is taking place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer.

    The event will:

    • Showcase bright ideas from around the world; there will be live science shows, hands-on activities and engaging careers experiences to help you bring science, technology, engineering and maths to life.
    • Host the Shell Eco-marathon; for the first time in the race’s 30 year history it is taking place in London and your students will have the opportunity to watch hundreds of teams from across Europe battle it out as participants push the limits of engineering creativity to design and build hyper-efficient cars, fuelled only by ingenuity and a litre of fuel!
    • Unveil the national winners of The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s new secondary schools competition. With one school set to receive £5,000 to super-size their STEM teaching the stakes are high!  

    As part of Shell’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers you’re invited to visit with students in Year 6, 7, 8 and 9 on Thursday 30 June or Friday 1 July 2016. Save the date in your diary – as tickets are being issued on a first come first served basis we recommend you register today at shell.co.uk/mtfschools.

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is spearheading a project with a range of industry-leading employers (Balfour Beatty, Allies and Morrison, Buro Happold, Ballymore, Lendlease, Mace and Engie) to work with local schools and raise awareness and inspire young people to make the most of the exciting range of careers available within the built environment industry. 

    The project delivers a recognised curriculum called Design…Engineer…Construct (DEC) developed by Class of Your Own at Levels 1, 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) and 3 (counts towards UCAS points) that  will provide local schoolchildren the skills they need to become the BIM managers, built environment professionals and technicians the industry will need in the future.

    When studying the DEC curriculum, the students take on a range of exciting practical roles including architects, structural engineers, site engineers, land surveyors, inclusive design experts and sustainability managers. Students and teachers work closely with industry leaders and use the latest BIM software and techniques to design and develop their very own building. 

    Already within the first year of the rollout of the programme, Bow School will be delivering DEC to two GCSE classes from September 2017 and Newham College of Further Education will have delivered a Level 1 and 2 by June 2017. 

    If you are interested in hearing more about the curriculum and would like to take advantage of some of the menu of options below please contact [email protected].

    • Two hour facilitated Revit software session for students
    • A workshop for students to design and build their own eco-classroom
    • A meeting with a leading employer supporting the DEC programme