Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Etihad Campus Manchester, , M11 3FF

Contact: 0161 444 1894 (option 4 then option 2)

Website: http://www.mcfc.co.uk/the-club/stadium-and-club-tours

Description

There are many aspects of the regular tour which can have a specific educational focus. For example, there is guidance on health through discussing the exercise and diet of the team. There is also the opportunity to explain factors encouraging plant growth when describing care of the pitch. Groups of ten or more can opt for a presentation in addition to the tour. Presentations are closely tied to National Curriculum objectives and are constantly being updated and developed as a result of feedback from visiting schools. The list of available presentations includes:

Sports around the Etihad Campus

Suitable for key stage 1 This looks at the variety of activities that take place in the SportCity area and discusses parts of the body used for each. It also lightly examines changes made to the body as a result of exercise e.g. heart rate, getting warm, perspiring, breathing more heavily (as outlined in the National Curriculum):

• Racquet sports

• Athletics

• Fitness Studio

• Cycling

• BMX

• Netball & Basketball

• Rugby

• Concerts

• and, of course, football

Nutrition Suitable for primary age group key stage 2

• Which parts of the body are involved in digestion?

• Comparison of the teeth of herbivores and carnivores

• What  we need food for:   energy growth & repair staying healthy

• Problem foods: sugar

• Growth and life cycles (Hen, butterfly, frog and sheep)

• Importance of water

• Vitamins & minerals

• Fibres

• A balanced diet

Sports Science Suitable for 15+

• Types of Sports (besides football) available on the Etihad Campus

• Performance Analysis – How player stats are gathered and used

• The work of City in the Community

• Fighting Discrimination:

• Women’s Football – teams from munitions factories during WW1 up to recent developments with England and MCWFC

• Combatting Racism – Kick it Out – How City get the message across

• Sportsmanship v Gamesmanship – examples of each • Football: changes in the game – comparing how the ball, the boots and the pitch has changed over the years.

Urban Regeneration – our most popular presentation. Schools travel from all over Britain to study the regeneration which is on-going. Suitable for 14+ and up to University level

• East Manchester pre-Commonwealth Games – why Manchester City Council wanted the stadium

• Maine Road – Stadium 1923 to 2003 – why ‘City’ wanted the change

• The reasons why Eastlands was chosen

• Other sports available at the Etihad Campus

• The technology in the stadium

• Conferences & events  in the football stadium

• Jobs produced as a result of regeneration

• The construction of the new academy/training ground and stadium extension

• Conclusion: Social, Economic and Environmental factors involved in the development

Careers: Suitable for 14+

•  An introduction to jobs at City: approx. 450 permanent staff and 900 on a match day.

•  Catering and Hospitality: 6 Restaurants, 2 Hospitality Areas, 66 Executive Boxes, 20 Food kiosks and 28 bars

•  Player Support Services: looking after all players’ needs from accommodation, travel and legal advice to advising on schools for the children.

•  Performance Analysis Team

•  Brief mention is made of the fact that we have staff looking after kit, nutrition and the medical aspects.

•  Computer Operators and Ticket Sales Staff

•  Retail

•  Website Designers

•  Electricians

•  Press Officers

•  Security  and a brief roundup of other events which require a range of staff and take place in the stadium e.g. concerts and conferences/weddings

Uses of I.T. : This presentation is adapted depending on the age group. Thus secondary schools receive the more basic facts compared with University Students

 Application to ticket sales

• a) Membership details

• b) Entrance to the stadium

•  Types of Computer

•  Software and Data Protection

 Stadium Control

• a) Gates

• b) Lighting

• c) Electricity sources

• d) Temperature and Air Conditioning

• e) Pitch care

• Training and Performance Analysis

• Website

• a) Reliable news

• b) Retail

• c) Ticketing

Business Studies :

• Reasons for stadium construction Manchester council wanting to regenerate a brownfield site and Manchester City FC needing a better stadium

• Sources and examples of finance including:                                

Ticket sales                               

Television                               

Sponsorship                               

Retail                                

Conferences and Events                                

Hospitality Different types of customers – match day fans, businesses, TV companies, sponsors, groups (Clubs, Wedding parties, etc) covered in Conferences and Events, hospitality, construction for the Commonwealth Games                             

The needs of these customers – Match day – Companies - place to mix business and pleasure as they invite their customers to share restaurant or Executive Box places.                

The vast majority want drinks, food, pre- and post-match entertainment, parking or transport to and from the match.

               

Non-match day: Businesses want to hold conferences in a place that is easily found and has good parking facilities. Good large rooms with conference facilities (projector etc) Others may want to book for Weddings Christenings etc.  

How CITY meets the needs of those customers -  how businesses use the stadium both on match days (Executive boxes and Restaurants for inviting their customers etc), and non-match days Restaurants for conferences, Christmas parties etc. Use for weddings and Christenings etc. Large retail store for souvenirs and memorabilia.  

The personal and external factors that effect people visiting the stadium. It is well sign posted and is on most SAT NAVs. Easily reached from Manchester City centre by bus, or Metro or even 30 minute walk. Large screens outside the stadium near the Summerbee bar, Blue Moon Café and Store provide pre- and post-match entertainment. Plenty of parking space, especially on non-match days when it is free Health and Safety Suitable for 16+

• Background to the club and its activities

• Events which take place besides football on the Etihad Campus. (SportCity)

• Disasters which led to reports (Taylor) and changes in the law

• Arrangements and control for safety and comfort in the Etihad Stadium

• Game Risk Categories

• COSHH

• Environmental issues.

• Monitoring Team training and nutrition

• Safety of players – comparison of modern and old football and boots

Nutrition This presentation is adapted depending on the age group. Thus primary schools receive the basic facts about digestion. (secondary )

• Food types: Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins, Fibre, Water

• Digestion and the process of molecular breakdown

The idea of a balanced diet:

• Problems caused by vitamin deficiency

• Problems caused by obesity There are many aspects of the regular tour which can have a specific educational focus. For example, there is guidance on health through discussing the exercise and diet of the team. There is also the opportunity to explain factors encouraging plant growth when describing care of the pitch. Groups of ten or more can opt for a presentation in addition to the tour. Presentations are closely tied to National Curriculum objectives and are constantly being updated and developed as a result of feedback from visiting schools. The list of available presentations includes:

Sports around the Etihad Campus

Suitable for key stage 1 This looks at the variety of activities that take place in the SportCity area and discusses parts of the body used for each. It also lightly examines changes made to the body as a result of exercise e.g. heart rate, getting warm, perspiring, breathing more heavily (as outlined in the National Curriculum):

• Racquet sports

• Athletics

• Fitness Studio

• Cycling

• BMX

• Netball & Basketball

• Rugby

• Concerts

• and, of course, football

Nutrition Suitable for primary age group key stage 2

• Which parts of the body are involved in digestion?

• Comparison of the teeth of herbivores and carnivores

 What  we need food for:

•  energy growth & repair staying healthy

Problem foods: sugar

• Growth and life cycles (Hen, butterfly, frog and sheep)

• Importance of water

• Vitamins & minerals

• Fibres

• A balanced diet

Sports Science Suitable for 15+

• Types of Sports (besides football) available on the Etihad Campus

• Performance Analysis – How player stats are gathered and used

• The work of City in the Community

Fighting Discrimination:

• Women’s Football – teams from munitions factories during WW1 up to recent developments with England and MCWFC

• Combatting Racism – Kick it Out – How City get the message across • Sportsmanship v Gamesmanship – examples of each

• Football: changes in the game – comparing how the ball, the boots and the pitch has changed over the years.

Urban Regeneration – our most popular presentation. Schools travel from all over Britain to study the regeneration which is on-going. Suitable for 14+ and up to University level

• East Manchester pre-Commonwealth Games – why Manchester City Council wanted the stadium

• Maine Road – Stadium 1923 to 2003 – why ‘City’ wanted the change

• The reasons why Eastlands was chosen

• Other sports available at the Etihad Campus

• The technology in the stadium

• Conferences & events  in the football stadium

• Jobs produced as a result of regeneration

• The construction of the new academy/training ground and stadium extension

• Conclusion: Social, Economic and Environmental factors involved in the development

Careers: Suitable for 14+

•  An introduction to jobs at City:

approx. 450 permanent staff and 900 on a match day.

•  Catering and Hospitality: 6 Restaurants, 2 Hospitality Areas, 66 Executive Boxes, 20 Food kiosks and 28 bars

•  Player Support Services: looking after all players’ needs from accommodation, travel and legal advice to advising on schools for the children.

•  Performance Analysis Team

•  Brief mention is made of the fact that we have staff looking after kit, nutrition and the medical aspects.

•  Computer Operators and Ticket Sales Staff

•  Retail

•  Website Designers

•  Electricians

•  Press Officers

•  Security  and a brief roundup of other events which require a range of staff and take place in the stadium e.g. concerts and conferences/weddings

Uses of I.T. : This presentation is adapted depending on the age group. Thus secondary schools receive the more basic facts compared with University Students

•  Application to ticket sales

• a) Membership details

• b) Entrance to the stadium

• Types of Computer

• Software and Data Protection

•   Stadium Control

• a) Gates

• b) Lighting

• c) Electricity sources

• d) Temperature and Air Conditioning

• e) Pitch care

•  Training and Performance Analysis

•   Website

• a) Reliable news

• b) Retail

• c) Ticketing

Business Studies :

• Reasons for stadium construction Manchester council wanting to regenerate a brownfield site and Manchester City FC needing a better stadium

Sources and examples of finance including:                                

Ticket sales                               

Television                               

Sponsorship                               

Retail                                

Conferences and Events                                

Hospitality Different types of customers – match day fans, businesses, TV companies, sponsors, groups (Clubs, Wedding parties, etc) covered in Conferences and Events, hospitality, construction for the Commonwealth Games                   

The needs of these customers – Match day – Companies - place to mix business and pleasure as they invite their customers to share restaurant or Executive Box places.                

The vast majority want drinks, food, pre- and post-match entertainment, parking or transport to and from the match.

               

Non-match day: Businesses want to hold conferences in a place that is easily found and has good parking facilities. Good large rooms with conference facilities (projector etc) Others may want to book for Weddings Christenings etc.   How CITY meets the needs of those customers -  how businesses use the stadium both on match days (Executive boxes and Restaurants for inviting their customers etc), and non-match days Restaurants for conferences, Christmas parties etc. Use for weddings and Christenings etc. Large retail store for souvenirs and memorabilia.  

The personal and external factors that effect people visiting the stadium. It is well sign posted and is on most SAT NAVs. Easily reached from Manchester City centre by bus, or Metro or even 30 minute walk. Large screens outside the stadium near the Summerbee bar, Blue Moon Café and Store provide pre- and post-match entertainment. Plenty of parking space, especially on non-match days when it is free Health and Safety Suitable for 16+

• Background to the club and its activities

• Events which take place besides football on the Etihad Campus. (SportCity)

• Disasters which led to reports (Taylor) and changes in the law

• Arrangements and control for safety and comfort in the Etihad Stadium

• Game Risk Categories

• COSHH

• Environmental issues.

• Monitoring Team training and nutrition

• Safety of players – comparison of modern and old football and boots

Nutrition This presentation is adapted depending on the age group. Thus primary schools receive the basic facts about digestion. (secondary )

• Food types: Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins, Fibre, Water

• Digestion and the process of molecular breakdown

• The idea of a balanced diet:

• Problems caused by vitamin deficiency

• Problems caused by obesity

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Most children are naturally excited about visiting a football stadium. We already have their interest and it is going to be a memory they will hold onto for the rest of their lives. That makes it a great time to drive home educational facts. For many children, finding out about the way their heroes treat exercise and diet so seriously sends strong messages for their own way of life.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

A typical educational visit includes:

A welcome to the Club at West Reception a brief history of the club and its stadium usually given on level 1 where the journalists sit during a match.

The Press Conference Room

The Players’ Lounge

The Warm-Up Room

The Home Changing Room

The Players’ Tunnel

Pitch side and the dugouts

The Exhibition

We cannot guarantee that all of these will be in every tour but this is the usual format. School groups are always asked on their invoices to let us know their educational objectives so that we can tailor the tour to their needs as much as possible. We also offer a variety of free worksheets for schools.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

There is no official video on YouTube though the one produced by Alex Miller is good (if a little out of date)

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

While the club is on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ (see http://www.mcfc.co.uk), there is no specific link for the Tours department.

This venue has the following accreditation:

We do have the LOtC Quality Badge.

What size groups do they cater for?

We have catered for groups of over 200 during the course of a morning. However, we keep each tour group size to a maximum of 34. Larger groups are split up and either follow at 10 minute intervals or, if a presentation is booked, watch that while the other group starts the tour.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Teachers booking a group visit to the stadium are entitled to a free familiarization tour. This allows them to acquaint themselves with the route, receive any required support from the guide/education officer and develop any educational points that occur to them. We provide free worksheets on a range of topics and these can be requested at this time or when booking. 

Most worksheets have been developed by the Education Officer though some have been produced by teachers bringing their groups for a specific subject focus.
 

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Children are welcome to take photos at all stages of the tour. Videos of the tour are not usually sanctioned.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We provide our risk assessment in MS Word format so that the teachers can adapt it to their own group if they wish.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

The Education Officer is Alex Unsworth, alex.unsworth@mcfc.co.uk, 0161 444 1894, opt 4 then opt 2.

What does it cost?

Teachers booking a group visit to the stadium are entitled to a free familiarization tour. This allows them to acquaint themselves with the route, receive any required support from the guide/education officer and develop any educational points that occur to them. We provide free worksheets on a range of topics and these can be requested at this time or when booking. 

 

Most worksheets have been developed by the Education Officer though some have been produced by teachers bringing their groups for a specific subject focus.

  

Is specific clothing required?

No.

Do you have first aid on site?

We have qualified first aiders in the stadium.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

There is a café in the English Institute of Sports which is open Monday to Friday and some weekends. Alternatively, there is an outdoor covered area with facilities foe eating a packed lunch.

Are there disabled facilities?

We have lifts in the West Stand which make it possible for disabled children to visit all parts of the tour.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open to take bookings Monday to Saturday, 9:00am till 5:00pm and Sundays 10:00am till 5:00pm. (Tel: 0161 444 1894 option 4, option 2) Tours can take place from 9:30am till 3:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10:30am till 5:00pm on a Sunday. (subject to availability)

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“Fab talk! It works brilliantly with the unit the students study.”  RC “I would just like to send a big thanks to yourself, the club in general and also particularly Ken who took us round the Etihad Stadium today. It was an absolute pleasure to do a tour like this.”  PD

 


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: City Tours Football Rugby & Cricket Clubs Green Awareness Historical Heritage Leisure Centres Museums Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Safety Awareness Themed Attractions Team Building Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Business Studies Citizenship English Environmental Studies Geography History Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Media PE PSHE Science

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