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Pupils pitch Olympic Park plans

18/02/2011 Joanna
Pupils from schools near the Olympic Park have been pitching ideas for the site to a panel of judges.

The Hackney Gazette reports that children from schools in Hackney and Tower Hamlets have delivered their ideas for events to be held at the Olympic Park and Westfield Shopping Centre in 2012.

St Paul's Way Trust school in Mile End and Cardinal Pole Catholic school in Homerton were represented by pupils who proposed ideas to communities minister Bob Neil, John Burton, director of Westfield Stratford City and other panel members.

Forest Gate school in Newham and Lammas school and sports college in Waltham Forest were also competing in the Make it our Future event held in the heart of the city.

MP Bob Neil told the newspaper: "The children clearly thought hard about some of these issues like community cohesion, unemployment and crime.

"If we’re going to have a successful legacy, we will need the help of young people."

A decision will be made on which school is the winner in the coming weeks.

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