Year 3's Visit to Birmingham City Centre
Year 3 really enjoyed their trip into Birmingham City Centre. The children had researched landmarks as part of their history and geography topic before the visit. They were then the tour guides during the visit, sharing all the information they had remembered.
Year 3 began their tour at New Street Station and took in the sights of the Rotunda, Bullring, Lord Nelson’s statue, Selfridges and St. Martin’s church. The children explained how and why the area surrounding the Bullring had changed over the years before walking up to New Street. The walk continued through the city centre, and they saw St. Philip’s Cathedral, the Council House and the Iron Man. After a busy morning walking in the sun, the children sat alongside the Town Hall and ate lunch.
The afternoon led Year 3 to Centenary Square where we viewed the Central Library and the children excitedly saw the Commonwealth Games countdown clock. We walked through Symphony Hall and stood on the bridge over the canal at Brindley Place. The children were able to talk about why the canal had been built and its uses over the years. Our final stop was the Mailbox, a building which the children had looked at in art as they studied architecture. Finally our very tired Year 3s caught the train back to Longbridge and walked back to school.
The children showed exemplary behaviour throughout the day. Well done Year 3 and thank you for representing our school so well.