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KS3/4 Leisure and Tourism (GCSE)

As a small, relatively new Heritage attraction developing its services and situated in Liverpool - The Capital of Culture for 2008, The Williamson Tunnels is an ideal case study for the Leisure and Tourism syllabus. It can usefully be compared with the larger scale and higher budget attractions.

On a 40 minute guided tour of the first phase of the tunnel network, pupils will be able to analyse the public tour as experienced by visitors to the Heritage Centre. This also includes a general background to Williamson and his story and details the centre's plans for the future.

This is followed by an information and question and answer session with either the Centre Manager or Finance Officer.

There is a resource pack available for collection or by email which shows the staffing and volunteer structure, funding sources, marketing, visitor numbers and facilities and evaluation procedures. Please send an example of any worksheets pupils may use, so that we can ensure that they can obtain all the information they require.

This tour accommodates 15 pupils per time slot. 2.50 per pupil. Teacher free.

'A' Level Leisure and Tourism/ Travel & Tourism AVCE

As above, but with further information regarding the following issues:
1. The impact of Regulatory bodies on the facility
2. Analyse the scale and growth of the site.
3. Evaluate the impact of the regulatory bodies

This tour accommodates 15 pupils per time slot. 3.50 per pupil, Teacher free.

Victorian Liverpool - Add on - Blue Badge Guided Coach Tour

We can arrange for any school, which books tours of the tunnels & arrives by coach, to also have a Blue Badge Guide join their coach after their Tunnel Visit. The Blue Badge Guide would then accompany the school children on a tour of ?Victorian Liverpool? giving a full commentary.
The tours can end back at the tunnels or in the city centre, and can be for one or two hours, with fees of 32 or 47 respectively. The only provision is that the coach is fitted with a microphone. The Blue Badge Guide also carries full insurance.

Educational tours of Williamson Tunnels are proving to be very popular with schools from Liverpool and further afield. Please contact the Heritage Centre 0n 0151 709 6868 if you would like to make a booking or would like further information.

KS3 Tunnel Vision Tour

Explore the tunnels with a guide and look for clues to how the tunnels were built. Find out what we can learn about the workers' lives from the features inside. The tour encourages pupils to use their powers of observation and deduction and to think about the reasons behind the construction of the Tunnels. This session can be used to support cross-curricular study in history, science and geography.
Preliminary visit is available. Tour lasts approximately 40 minutes and accommodates 15 pupils per tour. 2.50 per pupil. Teacher free.

KS3 Pieces From the Past - workshop

Take on the role of an archaeologist and investigate the past by analysing artefacts from the 19th Century, originally found in the tunnels during excavation. This activity assists pupils to develop their powers of observation and can be used to support the history syllabus.
A preliminary visit is available. A Centre led activity with supporting material, worksheets and equipment provided. Activity lasts approximately 40 minutes and is available for groups of 15 pupils. 1.50 per pupil. Can be successfully combined with KS3 Tunnel Vision tour.