GCSE P.E and BTEC Sports Students visit Old Trafford
On Wednesday 11th October our GCSE PE students in Year 11 and our BTEC Sport students in Year 10 went to Manchester United’s Football stadium, Old Trafford. It was an early start for the students who found themselves on a coach heading to Manchester at 7:30am! When we arrived at the stadium students were wowed by the grandness of the building and made their way to the ticket reception where they were greeted and given a lanyard with their tickets.
Each group attended an educational workshop where they explored different topics that are linked into the exam course that they are doing. The GCSE group learnt about Manchester United the brand and were stunned at how many fans there are across the world, particularly in Asia! The BTEC group looked at nutrition and learnt about Wayne Rooney’s superstition of eating coco pops for breakfast before each game.
After the workshop we were taken on a tour of the stadium- the highlight of the trip. Students sat in the stands of the ground, visited the players dressing room where all of the shirts were hanging up, walked down the players tunnel and had photos in front of the interview boards where the man of the match and manager are interviewed after a game. They also sat in the manager/substitutes dug outs! The tour was closely followed by a museum tour where you could learn about the history of the club and see all of the trophies that Manchester United had won.
To finish off the day the students were allowed to have a look in the rather expensive gift shop! All students had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed their experience. We are proud of them and are very much looking forward to organising future sporting visits.
-N.Marks, Head of P.E