Wonderful Work in History

As part of the Year 8 curriculum, looking at the development of Britain and the British Empire, students had the opportunity to look at the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Wembley. Students had the chance to work with primary sources, uncovering how Wembley stadium came into existence and how it was nearly knocked down, only to be saved by our namesake Sir Arthur Elvin.

As part of this project students were tasked with creating posters that displayed the history of the stadium and its most important events, from the first FA cup final (the infamous White Horse final) and the Live Aid concert of 1985 that raised over $127 million for the famine in Ethiopia. Students also had the chance to research the history of football and how the Industrial Revolution turned the ‘Beautiful game’ from a sport played in individual villages to the bright lights of the Premier League.