Olympic Legacy Park – Providing An All-Through Learning Experience From Nursery to University

Time: 14:50 - 15:10

Date: Wednesday 17 October

20181017 14:50 20181017 15:10 Europe/London Olympic Legacy Park – Providing An All-Through Learning Experience From Nursery to University

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park forms a critical part of Sheffield’s Innovation District, intended to be the hub for health & well-being, collaborative research and learning. It is an outstanding example of partnership between the public and private sectors with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust working in synergy to provide the… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park forms a critical part of Sheffield’s Innovation District, intended to be the hub for health & well-being, collaborative research and learning. It is an outstanding example of partnership between the public and private sectors with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust working in synergy to provide the local community with an all-through learning experience.

At the heart of the vision for the OLP is therefore the Oasis Academy through school, offering provision for learners aged from 2 to 16. The progression to higher education and industry is supported by the co-location of Sheffield’s second UTC as well as Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Well-being Research Centre, elite sports facilities and opportunities for commercial investment. The students and wider community benefit from access to the professional standard sports and research facilities, whilst it is hoped that the presence of professional athletes within the Olympic Legacy Park it will create a positive environment that will inspire future generations.

This presentation will explore the transformation of the Don Valley Stadium site, originally constructed for the World Students Games into a truly invaluable community asset. It will explore how the design of the Oasis Academy offers a seem-less transition from nursery through to secondary education while providing the flexibility to be used as a community facility. Furthermore, the presentation will consider the benefits offered by the collaborative approach and wider masterplan vision; using shared sports facilities and the whole site approach to foster a culture of aspiration, health and wellbeing for learners and the wider community.

Speakers

  • Mark Swales Director of Estates and Facilities - Sheffield Hallam University

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