Summer Work Experience with Mossbourne Academy

As a part of Gort Scott’s ongoing social value commitments and work with the London Legacy Development Corporation at Pudding Mill Lane, we collaborated with Mossbourne Academy to offer workshops and work experience placements to A-Level students.

A key objective within the Pudding Mill Lane masterplan has been to improve representation of local young people in the design process to improve how proposals meet their needs. This led to workshops with LLDC’s Legacy Youth Voice panel as well as collaboration with Hackney’s Mossbourne Academy.

Most recently, we welcomed two Mossbourne students for week-long work placements where they were paired with a mentor, provided with a choice of project brief, and guided through researching, developing, and presenting design proposals through images and a model for a Southwark site. Working together, their response was a new community hub that activated a space under a flyover for music, gardening and other community uses.

Gort Scott continues to offer work experience placements throughout the summer and encourages students aged 14-18 to apply here.