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 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!
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!)
On from Coronation Street we treat ourselves to a Pizza Hut buffet lunch, it was delicious!
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!
A fantastic day – please feel free to leave us some comments or questions about our time in Manchester!