Olympic Park trip for Birdham pupils

Birdham Primary School Headteacher Peter Johnson, students Imogen Brown, Thomas Ball and Amy Smith and teacher Wendy Westwood visit the Olympic Park in Stratford.
Birdham Primary School Headteacher Peter Johnson, students Imogen Brown, Thomas Ball and Amy Smith and teacher Wendy Westwood visit the Olympic Park in Stratford.
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A GROUP of eco-friendly pupils from Birdham have been rewarded for their sustainable successes with a visit to the Olympic Park in London.

At the park they saw the velodrome, athletes’ village, the international broadcast centre, and the Olympic Stadium.

The three pupils, Imogen Brown, Thomas Ball, and Amy Smith, visited the capital with headteacher Peter Johns and teacher Wendie Westwood courtesy of EDF Energy which organised the trip because of the school’s work with the company’s greener schools initiatives.

Head teacher Peter Johnson said: “We enjoyed a super day out.

“As a school that works hard to promote sustainability we could see for ourselves why the London venue is being hailed as the ’greenest’ Olympic Games to date.

“The site is incredible considering that only three years ago much of the land was very run down.

“The whole Olympic Park has our full approval, and it made us feel proud to be British.”

Pupil Imogen Brown also enjoyed the day: “The Olympic Park was amazing and I think it will be even better when it’s finished. I enjoyed going to London for the day, it was a day to remember.”