Championing Olympic Legacies

Envision have teamed up with EDF again to deliver Legacy Champions in 10 schools across the Olympic boroughs.

The Legacy Champions Programme started last year as part of a three-year partnership between EDF, Official Partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Envision. The progamme aims to use the inspiration of the Games to engage young people from the Olympic boroughs in designing projects that will tackle a social or environmental issue in their community.

Paralympian Natasha Baker meets the Envision students

It has been fantastic to meet the students at the Legacy Champions launch and see them all getting involved at making their community a better place. They have come up with so many amazing ideas of what they can do to get people involved with their community.

Natasha Bake​r, International Para Dressage Rider

The programme kicked off last week with a launch event at Hackney's City Edge. Gold-winning paralympian Natasha Baker joined over 100 young people and representatives from EDF to welcome them to the start of the programme and to give them encouragement as they set about creating their own legacy in their communities.

Staff from EDF will be playing a central role in helping the students deliver their community projects. They will be working with the teams on a weekly basis over the next six months as corporate mentors providing guidance, expert advice and support as their projects develop.

Many young people in London will be inspired by what they see this summer. It is great to help capture some of their energy and to help them make a positive impact in their communities. These young people are the true role models for our capital city.

Gareth Wynn, EDF Director, London 2012 Programme

Last year a range of projects were developed by students through Legacy Champions including a crime prevention workshop by Newham College, a mini Olympic-themed event was held by NewVic College to raise awareness of getting active through sport and Waltham Forest College took part in a festival to encourage the community to be more sustainable.

If you'd like more information about Legacy Champions please contact Laura Hampson at laura@envision.org.uk