Now you have chosen your Option and decided on your events or cultural activities you need to identify a suitable site in your neighbourhood to develop your project. Any sporting or cultural activity will need a designated site where you’ll build your venues and host your events.
If you’re planning Option A to host the whole Games you’ll need to find a big site, the equivalent of 357 football pitches or 2.5km2. Options B & C need much less space, so think about smaller sites nearer to your school or even within the school grounds.
- Ask your class to identify possible sites on their journey to school which are empty or ear marked for development, for example there may be hoardings or signs of building work starting
- Research your local area from the classroom using the links below
- Devise a role play activity with members of the class acting as planners, architects, developers and politicians to discuss local sites and their potential for use and the benefit this will bring to your area
Use these links to look at some potential sites in the classroom:
- Enter you school address in Google Maps or Multi Map to find a map or download Virtual Earth or Google Earth software to zoom into your area.
- Try your local council planning department who might be able to help you obtain a street map of your neighbourhood
- See the A-Z glossary to inform discussions and throughout this website you will find characters which could help with your role play activity
By the end of this step you will have discussed your local area with your class and assessed its potential to host the 2012 Games; pupils will have explored local maps and identified a suitable site to design facilities for sporting or cultural events.