On Tuesday 29 November, 3RA and 3VA travelled to Wembley Stadium to learn about its construction, location and history.
Upon arrival, we met our guides, Nick and Raj, and they soon presented us with a general quiz about Wembley, which was fun, competitive and very interesting. The teachers’ team won, with the boys’ teams not far behind.
There were two tours for us to do; the history tour and the stadium tour. The history tour consisted of walking down a one mile long hallway of history, learning about iconic Wembley moments and stars such as Bobby Moore, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, and moments like the Live Aid concert and Nelson Mandela’s “birthday party”. This was very educational, historical, and interesting, and the guides’ stories helped a lot with building the atmosphere. There were pictures and writings on the walls, which we used to answer a quiz sheet. We then headed back to the “Learning Zone” to enjoy our lunch and exchange stories.
After lunch, Raj discussed with us why the Wembley site was chosen over a proposed site for the new national stadium in Birmingham. This tied in nicely with our current topic in Geography: “Why Wembley?”. The other half of the tour walking around Wembley, and going to places like the Royal box, the England changing room, the seating area (where some of us had fun with the acoustics of Wembley) etc. We saw interesting and unexpected things like the fact the pitch had special lights on it to grow the grass and the “Royal Lift”, which we all got to travel in!
We had lots of fun on this trip, and loved the great tours and learnt a lot!