EMIRATES STADIUM VISIT
On Tuesday 22nd March huge excitement was in the air at Adderley Primary School as 12 children from Year 3, 5 and 6 embarked on their visit to the Emirates Stadium as part of a memorable experience in PE. Home of Arsenal Football Club, the Emirates Stadium is a high-level sporting venue which boasts top class facilities and is one of the most prestigious football stadiums in the world. The reaction alone from the children when they first caught a glimpse of the stadium was one of sheer amazement just at the size of the stadium itself!
Following on from this the children experienced a guided tour of the stadium from one of the experienced and passionate tour guides. As part of this they had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the stadium such as where all the players and directors of the club enter on a match day. Children also learnt about past players who played for the club, such as the very famous Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
A visit to the Arsenal museum provided a great experience for the children to learn about the history of the club and past achievements including the 49-match unbeaten run giving the team the ‘Invincibles’ label. Children had the opportunity to see first-hand the trophies won by the club in past seasons as these were displayed in cabinets. The size of some of the trophies were amazing! In addition, children learnt about the Arsenal Ladies team and all their successes.
Once the museum visit was completed the tour continued with a visit to the old Highbury Stadium which was home to Arsenal Football Club for many years, and saw some of the most successful teams and seasons in the clubs long, illustrious history.
To see and visit one of the world’s most prestigious stadiums and football clubs was a fantastic opportunity for our children. They will never forget the experience and are able to articulate what they learnt and share this knowledge with their peers and family.