The Legacy List

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Summer School

Summer School is a hugely successful initiative first launched in 2013 which supports creative learning through a range of innovative artist led workshops in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142684)

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Although a number of transitional summer schools do exist in east London, the vast majority fail to recognise the importance, or simply lack the resources to incorporate art and creativity into their programmes, instead choosing to focus mainly on improving literacy and numeracy skills. This problem is addressed in our Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Summer School, which focuses specifically on transition, contemporary art and creative learning activities.


The programme has three main aims. It seeks to provide opportunities for children to learn about contemporary art, both through hands-on activities, and through meeting artists. It aims to facilitate the children’s transition from primary to secondary school, by enabling them to work together on appropriate themes. Finally, it provides opportunities for the children to explore and learn about the environment of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.