Maths & Science 2012

 

 

Cisco, the official network infrastructure provider to London 2012 created this initiative in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. The Happold Trust provided engineering content on subjects ranging from the design and construction of the Olympic stadium to the innovative handling of water on the Park, from the sustainability agenda to how the site’s masterplan was devised to accommodate legacy use. Pearson’s education experts turned this information into compelling lesson plans for KS4 Maths and Science.

 

The project was free and consisted of a website with ‘active teach’ technology, as well 154,000 books sent to 5,000 schools, reaching a complete geographic and social cross-section of the UK. The initiative culminated in a national competition in which pupils were challenged to plan a large scale, accessible and sustainable event in their home area. Judging was at Cisco House overlooking the Olympic Stadium just before the Olympics.

 

Working as a consultant for the Happold Trust, Alex provided engineering content to the project on subjects ranging from the design and construction of the Olympic stadium to the innovative handling of water, from sustainability to how the site’s masterplan was devised to accommodate legacy use. Alex devised lesson plans for the filmed launch event and supported Buro Happold’s engineers’ contributions to the initiative.

 

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Alex Harvie specialises in devising and implementing content-led communications campaigns.

 

She has developed perception change strategies for large-scale regeneration projects including Wembley Park, the London Olympics, Barking Riverside and the Greenwich Peninsula, as well as devising national outreach projects for high-profile organisations such as DEFRA and the Design Council.

 

Alex’s publishing work ranges from the commemoration of British victims of September 11 for DCMS, to the first definitive cultural redefinition of Iran in 70 years.

 

email:  alex@alexharvie.com