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