STUDENTS in Ascot have visited the Olympic Park to learn about the sustainable and eco-friendly development.

Year seven boys from the Papplewick School had a lesson at the park, which consisted of a visit to he Energy Centre Information Room and a tour of the Olympic Site and East Village.

Tom Banbury, headmaster at the Papplewick School, said: “Of course no geography field trip would be complete without an energetic activity.

“The Olympic Park’s 76m-high slide, called the ArcelorMittal Orbit (designed by sculptor Anesh Kapoor and Cecil Balmond) provided just that. The longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world was great fun and the ice creams afterwards were a perfect end to the day.”

During the trip the boys considered the transport options and redevelopment to decide whether the area was as sustainable as suggested.