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Olympic artwork

Children from Greenwich, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hackney have made their mark on hoardings at a London 2012 construction site. The schools all came from boroughs where Olympic events will be hosted in just 4 years time.

Olympic hoardings, Hackney Wick

Community group Signs of Life and the Olympic Delivery Authority, the team responsible for buildings the venues and facilities for the 2012 games, have congratulated the pupils for their work in transforming the hoardings on the Hackney Wick towpath.

Children from primary, secondary and special needs schools worked together to design images for the hoardings.  Sebastian Coe said these will be: "everyone’s Games and this project is one example of how children and young people living closest to the Olympic Park are directly contributing to our preparations."

Olympic hoardings, Hackney Wick

A four year culture and education programme will start in autumn, once Beijing had handed the Olympic flag to London.

Greenwich Cllr John Fahy, who represents the borough in Olympic discussions said: “This was an imaginative project that gave young people a great opportunity to engage with the Olympic Park and the 2012 Games. I look forward to similar initiatives in the months and years to come.”

Olympic hoardings, Hackney Wick

Olympic hoardings, Hackney Wick

Schools involved were:

Willow Dene Special School,  Greenwich
Greenacres Primary School, Greenwich
Haimo Primary School, Greenwich
Thomas Tallis Secondary School, Greenwich

Phoenix Special Needs Mixed School, Tower Hamlets
Seven Mills Primary School,Tower Hamlets
George Green's Secondary School, Tower Hamlets

Whitefield Special Schools And Centre, Waltham Forest
Ainslie Wood Primary School, Waltham Forest
Heathcote Secondary School, Waltham Forest

John F Kennedy Special School, Newham
Hallsville Primary School, Newham
Brampton Manor Secondary School, Newham

Ickburgh/ Downsview Special School, Hackney
William Patten Primary School, Hackney
Cardinal Pole Rc Secondary School, Hackney

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