On the 23rd, along with my fellow headstarters and equipped with a flip cam, I got into an Olympic park tour bus- not knowing what to expect.
We spent about an hour going round the park and I just have to say, I had no idea that the park was so big! To be honest, I have been thinking about the Olympics and what it means to people, the legacy of the coming games, etcetera, but I haven’t thought much about how everything is being constructed for it and why. I feel silly really looking back on my previous naiveities’, because how else did I think the London games will happen.
I saw the stadiums and buildings that are still in development(but are really coming on), the projects that have been finished and it actually dawned on me for the first time that the Olympic games are only around a year away- amazing!
I’m not known for getting excited about the Olympics, but hearing how near enough everything in the Olympic park is going to be used after to benefit the community, I found that I had sort of become excited, but let me not get too carried away with my giddiness, because we have yet to see if the promise of regeneration and sustainability will be followed through with.
Pictures and videos of the tour will be coming up soon…