From Lowry to Deirdre – Our Summer journey of learning in Oaks class…

Today we have had an amazing day visiting the city of Manchester. Manchester is just over an hour away from Chesterfield on the train, but is a completely different place. It is a huge city!

As part of our topic work this term we have been inspired to learn about an artist called L.S. Lowry who came from Salford, near Manchester. We decided we wanted to visit Manchester and calculated how much it would cost us to visit – it wasn’t going to be cheap at £25 each. So… we decided to fundraise!

We were inspired to create this painting using acrylics - it was inspired by L.S. Lowry who enjoyed painting industrial landscapes of northern England in the early 20th century.

We were inspired to create this painting using acrylics – it was inspired by L.S. Lowry who enjoyed painting industrial landscapes of northern England in the early 20th century.

We ran a market stall at Chesterfield Children’s Market, along with a variety of other enterprise projects in school (including a pizza sale and car wash). We managed to get the cost of the visit down to £10 each!

Here is our market stall at the Chesterfield Children's Market. We made almost £100 in profit!

Here is our market stall at the Chesterfield Children’s Market. We made almost £100 in profit!

So, the exciting day arrived today. It was a scorching day with the temperature almost reaching 30 degrees celcius (which for our readers in Australia is extremely hot for England!)

We caught the train just after 9am and were in Manchester around 1 hour 20 minutes later. Then, we headed for the studios of one of the UK’s most famous television soap operas – Coronation Street. ‘Coro’ has been on British television screens since 1960 and is the longest running drama TV show in the world (and that’s a Guinness World Record!)

Here we are on the interior set of the Rovers Return - possibly the most famous pub in the world!

Here we are on the interior set of the Rovers Return – possibly the most famous pub in the world!

Here we are on Coronation Street itself!

Here we are on Coronation Street itself!

On from Coronation Street we treat ourselves to a Pizza Hut buffet lunch, it was delicious!

Yum yum!

Yum yum!

To round off our day we visited the National Football Museum where we learned more about our national sport and spent time completing some football challenges! We even got to hold the real Premier League trophy!

Here we are outside the National Football Museum.

Here we are outside the National Football Museum.

We got to hold the actual Premier League football trophy!

We got to hold the actual Premier League football trophy!

Harvey dreams of winning this trophy one day!

Harvey dreams of winning this trophy one day!

A fantastic day – please feel free to leave us some comments or questions about our time in Manchester!

One thought on “From Lowry to Deirdre – Our Summer journey of learning in Oaks class…

  1. Mrs Verona Gridley

    That sounds like a fabulous day!
    What a great idea to fundraise so that you could offeset the cost of the excursion. You are lucky to be experiencing such a big city and on such a warm day. As it is our winter at the moment 30 degrees sounds wonderful. You certainly squeezed a lot into one day. Visiting the studios would have been a real highlight. Did you meet any TV stars?
    What was something that surprised you in Manchester?
    Thanks for sharing your journey of learning.
    Mrs Verona Gridley 🙂
    Melbourne, Australia

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