KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2016

Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Primary Programme

Workshops

Literacy: Sport Report 1922

45 years after the first Championships ‘New Wimbledon’ opened on its present site, but as television news was still 34 years away, how did Wimbledon tell the world? Cinema news was all the rage in the 1920s and with the use of historic photographs and documents from the Museum’s collection pupils will write and perform a vintage ‘Pathé News’ style commentary for a cinematic newsreel of the first outing for the now iconic, Centre Court.

Approx. 90 minutes

History: Victorians, Sport & Wimbledon

When six men from the Field Newspaper came to Wimbledon to start a Croquet Club in 1868, they found a very different Wimbledon to today, with more farm fields than tennis courts. Delving into the archives of the Museum pupils discover for themselves what life was like in Victorian Wimbledon and why the area was chosen for the club.  With the help of vintage objects, a government census and a lively costumed debate, pupils will travel back in time to uncover the story of the early Championships.

Approx. 90 minutes

Art: Tennis T-Shirts

The Championships logo is recognised worldwide but does it say Wimbledon to you?

Taking inspiration from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of tennis memorabilia, pupils will design their own, bespoke, logo to be drawn on the front of their very own t-shirt. The t-shirts will be ready to take home at the end of the session

90 minutes

‘The guides were very friendly and extremely professional, the guided tour and workshop (T-Shirt) were beyond my expectations. My pupils loved the visit...on the way back to school, all repetitively told me it was the best day ever.’

- L’école Billingue de Londres

Additional Information

  • Fully accessible
  • FREE familiarisation visit to the Museum for one leader
  • FREE minibus/car parking (spaces must be booked in advance)
  • FREE leader 1:10 students
  • Indoor packed lunch room/outdoor eating area (available upon enquiry)
  • On site First Aid

All tours and workshops can be adapted to suit the needs of your group. Alternatively if you have a particular topic you would like covered please contact us to see what we can do.