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Youngsters to help decide future of Olympic Park

PUBLISHED: 17:09 30 March 2012

Sara Azim, Plashet School pupil recruited as Olympic Legacy Youth Panellist at Olympic Stadium site

Sara Azim, Plashet School pupil recruited as Olympic Legacy Youth Panellist at Olympic Stadium site

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Thirty more youngsters have been recruited to help shape the future of the post-Games Olympic Park.

Thirty more youngsters have been recruited to help shape the future of the post-Games Olympic Park.

The newly appointed members of the Olympic legacy youth panel will join the 60 existing panellists in keeping their eyes on the planning and design of the site to ensure it meets the needs of young people.

In particular, they will consider plans for the early housing developments on the site.

They will also be regular visitors to the Park, and act as its ambassadors by visiting schools and youth groups.

Andrew Altman, chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: “Young people are at the heart of the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s plans.

“They legacy youth panel means they can get involved in designing and delivering some fantastic new facilities for this part of London.”

Previously, panel members have been involved in the north and south park design competitions.

Current panellist Sara Azim, 14, from Plashet School, East Ham, said: “I joined the legacy to experience and to judge whether the Olympics has has an impact on us locals.

“By joining this will allow me to get more knowledge about my borough.”


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