Pupils can step into the world of professional sport at the home of English football with a new education programme coming soon to the stadium.
Visiting schools can go behind-the-scenes to see how Wembley works through English, History, PE and Business lessons, in a state-of-the-art classroom as of next year.
All sessions will link to the National Curriculum and exam board specifications and are suitable for children in Key Stages 2 - 5.
The workshops will be taught by designated educational staff in the on-site classrooms at the stadium, which will then be followed by an exclusive tour for the whole class, offering usually off limits access to different areas of the ground.
What can visiting schools expect on a tour?
The tour will begin in its permanent exhibition spaces, featuring a host of signed memorabilia from different sports stars from around the world, as well as the original cross bar that Geoff Hurst hit in England’s 1966 World Cup final victory.
Children will then be guided on to the terraces to experience how Wembley’s unique structure enhances the noise of visiting supoorters, aiming to offer the best match day atmosphere possible.
School groups will have the chance to sit in the hot seat and answer questions from their peers in the press conference room as used by England manager Gareth Southgate, before entering the changing rooms to see where he does his team talk on a match day.
The tour takes pupils pitchside to see the stadium from a player’s perspective and ends with the famous cup winners walk up the steps to the Royal Box, where students will be able to lift a replica FA Cup.
Just some of the highlights to look out for
- A signed guitar from Ed Sheeran, given as a gift to the stadium following his sold out concerts there.
- In the changing rooms, you’ll see signed shirts from various England players.
- The original Olympic flag that once waved at the top of the old twin towers when Wembley hosted the 1948 games.
Teachers can register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will be able to send more information about the experience when they’re able to take bookings.