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Primary School Education Programme

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The Museum has a flourishing Education Department and active schools programme. Children are offered the opportunity to learn through a range of subjects and to explore the story of lawn tennis in a safe and stimulating environment.

The Primary School Education Programme (PDF) is both fun and inspiring. All activities are linked to the National Curriculum and cover a range of subjects. Teachers can choose from workshops and/or guided tours of the grounds. All visits include entrance to the Museum. 

Workshops

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Literacy: Sport Report 1922
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per workshop
Approx. 90 minutes

In 1922, 45 years after the first Championships, ‘New Wimbledon’ opened on its present site. Using historic photographs and documents pupils will write and perform a commentary for a cinematic style newsreel of that grand occasion.

History: Victorians, Sport & Wimbledon
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per workshop
Approx. 90 minutes

What was life like in Wimbledon before The Championships arrived?  Pupils unravel the story of the area using primary historical sources including census returns, photographs, paintings and maps.  With the help of vintage objects and a costumed debate pupils will uncover what it was like to be a Victorian tennis player, why the sport was popular and how The Championships developed.

Educational Tours

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General Tour
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per tour
Up to 90 minutes

From humble beginnings to the world’s most coveted title in tennis, let our Education Team guide you through the stories that make a visit to Wimbledon such an unforgettable experience. The tour explores the story behind the first Championships, and visits No. 1 Court, the Picnic Terraces (the famous hill!),  the Millennium Building including the press areas and the iconic Centre Court.*

Science Tour: Keeping Healthy
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per tour
Up to 90 minutes

How do players prepare before their game?  What is the best diet for a tennis player?  How do champions stay healthy?  What happens to your body when you exercise? Explore these and other questions while touring the grounds, following in the footsteps of today’s elite tennis stars.

Geography Tour: How Green is Grass?
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per tour
Up to 90 minutes

What does it take to create a lawn tennis tournament?

Using the Championships site as a fieldwork study, pupils discover how much impact the tournament has on the surrounding area. Learning through stories, maps and field sketches pupils discover just how hard it really is to grow ‘green’ grass.

*Please be aware tour route is subject to change without notice due to building work.

Art Workshops

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Players in Action
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per workshop
Minimum 4 hours, including lunch break and Museum visit

This is a great starting point for figure drawing and 3D artwork.  Focusing on the movement and agility of the modern tennis professional, the children develop sketches to be translated into a sculpture made using modelling wire and mod roc. The models will need to be painted back at school.

Ceramics
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per workshop
90 minutes

Strawberries, trophies or grass; what is Wimbledon to you?

Using stories and images from the tournament as source material pupils can design their very own Wimbledon souvenir pencil pot to keep or to display in the classroom. The completed ceramics will need to be left for glazing and collected at a later date.

Tennis T-Shirts
£70 + £2 per child + VAT
Max: 35 pupils per workshop
90 minutes

What’s in a circle?

Medals, racket heads, balls, and logos, even the ladies trophy; is everything in tennis round?

Taking inspiration from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of tennis memorabilia, pupils will design their favourite ‘tennis in a circle’ image to be drawn on the front of their very own t-shirt.

The t-shirts will be ready to take home at the end of the session.

Booking a Visit

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Visits can be made Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00 up until the May half-term.

It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. 

The number of students we can accommodate in a day will vary depending on the activities booked. 

Prices and Payment

- Workshops and tours are £70 each + £2 per student

- These prices do not include VAT

- There is a minimum charge of 15 students

- All prices are valid until 31st August 2013.

- All tours and workshops include a complimentary, self-guided, visit to the Museum. Trails are available on request.

Additional Information

  • Fully accessible
  • FREE familiarisation visit to the Museum for one teacher
  • FREE minibus/car parking (spaces must be booked in advance)
  • FREE teacher 1:5 children
  • Indoor packed lunch room/outdoor eating area
  • On site First Aid 

All tours and workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of your group. Alternatively if you have a particular topic you would like covered please contact us to see what we can do. 

Contact the Education Team at:

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The Education Department
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
AELTC Championships Ltd
Church Road
London SW19 5AE

Museum.Education@aeltc.com 

Telephone +44 (0)20 8879 5619

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