The students formed a key part in the ceremony, performing to songs from British music artists who have left their mark in show business. 19 students were put through the audition process and were successful in winning the roles for the opening ceremony.
Leyton student Sarah Sharkah performing at the ceremony said: 'I feel honoured to have the chance to perform at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. I never thought in a million years I would be a part of something so big. I remember watching the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and I never thought I would be a part of it. I am going to be a part of history.'
'It has been a great opportunity to work with so many different people and to be directed by Danny Boyle. Everyone performing with me is so down to earth and I have formed fantastic relationships with all of them.'
The young people have dedicated large amounts of their free time to attend rehearsals during weekends and have worked long hours into the night to ensure their dance routines were perfect for the big day.
Sanoobar Patel, marketing officer at Leyton Sixth Form, said: 'It is incredible the amount of hard work and dedication the students have put into their routines at the ceremony. They have had to rehearse, all the while having their classes at college and revising for their exams. It is an opportunity of a lifetime and it is something they will remember for a lifetime.'
Phil Rees, Vice Principal at Leyton Sixth Form, said: 'These students are a credit to their families and to the college. They have embraced a fantastic opportunity and done themselves proud.'