As part of their coursework tasks, the Year 10 BTEC Construction students went on a visit to Liverpool city centre on Wednesday 9th November. Students have been studying the social and economical implications of the development of Liverpool One in lessons and this visit was to see the impact it has had on the city of Liverpool.
Students saw the range of leisure facilities on offer in Liverpool One, from the shops, gym, hotels and restaurants. In lessons we had discussed what was demolished to create the Liverpool One area and how this had now become the main location to visit in the city centre. We also wanted to investigate the types of shops in the ‘old’ part of town and Church Street, compared to the shops within Liverpool One.
Students got to view the city from the top of the St John’s Beacon, better known as the Radio City Tower. After an express lift ride to the top students had a panoramic view of Liverpool, the Wirral and Lancashire. Many of the boys were trying to spot Frodsham, but the sky was too hazy to see that far.
We bumped into one of the presenters from Radio City whilst at the top of the tower and he gave us an interesting story about being stuck in the lifts a few years back……whilst we were in the lift going back down!
On the way back to the bus the boys got their chance to see the Winter Wonderland being built on Chavasse Park. Many Christmas stalls were in the process of being set up and constructed, ready for the Christmas lights switch-on that evening.
All in all the boys had a great day out in Liverpool and were extremely grateful for the day.
Mr J Cooney
Work Related Learning Co-ordinator
Tags: BTEC, Construction, Liverpool One, Visit, Year 10