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Geography Trip to Anfield

On Wednesday 25th  October through to Friday 27th October 2017, we took all our year 8 cohort, (305 students) to Liverpool Football Club and the surrounding area.

The focus of the next half term’s work in geography is the influence of Sport in rebranding. This is an area focussing on fieldwork skills, a fundamental requirement for our geographers.

The day comprised of two parts, a fieldwork tour of the area which saw the students carry out a teacher led tour of the area surrounding LFC in Anfield looking at the redevelopment of the stadium, carrying out skills such as litter surveys, traffic surveys and environmental impact analysis, so that students were able to build up a profile of the positive and negative aspects of the stadium redevelopment and improve their geographical skills. They also got to see the improvements first hand to the stadium, with the new shop, fan zone and Avenue 96. The second part of the trip was a self- guided trip around the Anfield Stadium.  The students got to tour round the main stand, visited the players dressing room, visit the press room, sit in the dug out in the main stand and visit the legendary Kop.

This part of the trip also included a trip to the LFC museum where pupils were able to learn about the clubs history and past successes, as well as linking in work covered in History this term.

Back in school, the hard work will commence next term with the students devising their own enquiry questions to investigate the impact of the stadium regeneration on the club and surrounding area. Many thanks go to all the staff who have enabled this trip to happen.