London Mayor’s link with North Devon school

Pupils’ Olympic efforts rewarded with letter and signed picture.

A GEOGRAPHY project that began at a school in North Devon has ended with a letter from the Mayor of London.

Year 9 West Buckland pupils each wrote to Boris Johnson to describe their studies into the legacy the Olympics will leave for London.

And they were delighted to receive a letter back from the Mayor’s Office, complete with a signed photo of Mr Johnson.

Teacher Helena Clements said: “The pupils were keen to do a project investigating the impact of London and the UK hosting the Olympics.


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“We spent six weeks looking at how the Olympics may benefit East London and also focused on how the games are to be the most sustainable yet; this included looking at what measures that have been taken to encourage visitors to use public transport.

“Earlier in the year, a number of the children were also able to go on a field trip to the Olympic Park.

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“It was their idea to send letters to the Mayor, stating their views on whether they felt the games would be positive and leave a lasting legacy for London and the UK. They were overwhelmed to receive a reply from his office”.

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