-United museum gets Best Sporting Venue award
It might have been a difficult season for the red devil, perhaps before but Manchester United is really doing great in other competition aside football contests.
Just this week, United’s museum won ‘the Best Sporting Venue’ at the inaugural School Travel Award.
Manchester United’s Learning Experience staff were delighted to win the Best Sporting Venue category at the inaugural School Travel Awards this week.
The awards, designed to celebrate learning outside the classroom, were voted for by the educational travel trade, teachers and other learning practitioners through the School Travel Organiser magazine and website.
The Learning Experience team and United’s museum manager Damian Preston travelled to the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London where learning manager Laura Flint and her colleague Matt Cross collected the award from newsreader and TV presenter Fiona Bruce.
“We are delighted to accept this award for the Manchester United Learning Experience team,” said Laura.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to engage with learners from around the world, as well as in the UK through the medium of football and sport in general. We are a small but dedicated team delivering high-quality experiences to diverse groups of learners and we are extremely proud that our efforts have been recognised.”
The Manchester United Learning Experience also holds the gold accreditation from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC), following continuous dedication in providing a world-class learning environment to stimulate educational groups from around the world in a truly inspirational setting. The award recognises the range of diverse learning experiences provided by United for students of all ages, from all around the world.
Although each session is tailored to the group, a learning trip to Old Trafford tends to start with a dedicated tour of the famous stadium, taking in key places such as the dugout where pupils can sit in José Mourinho’s seat, the dressing room and the players’ tunnel before ending in the club’s award-winning museum. Students then head to the private classroom for their workshop. Groups also have the opportunity to take a private coaching session on the stadium’s dedicated Apollo pitch.