The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon hosts thousands of students annually on field trips so that students and teachers can take advantage of relevant education modules that take them out of the traditional classroom into the real world classroom. It offers a well-organized, entertaining, fun educational experience that is tailored to the teachers’ needs. Katie Cross, The Hall’s education coordinator, works with the teachers to ensure the field trip meets its goals.
Programs are built so that football fans and non-football fans alike can enjoy the learning experience. The modules are designed to integrate the many facets of sports with real world activities. For example, a math-focused module invites students to join their classmates and serve on the management team of a new NFL franchise. Using budgets and statistics from the National Football League, they will compare players’ strengths, weaknesses and salaries to assemble the best offensive team and then present their team in a “press conference” format.
In addition to the Build-a-Team module geared toward middle school students, The Hall also offers these STEM modules for elementary and middle school students:
How Does the Equipment Ship (grades 3-5)
Hands Down (biometric technology) (grades 3-6)
Helmet Design Challenge (grades 5-8)
Let's Have a Ball (grades 5-8)
One of the high school modules serves as a great enhancement to sports entertainment and marketing courses, offering students an opportunity to utilize the marketing principles of product, pricing, promotion, and placement. Students are asked to market The Hall, a related product or a school related promotional activity using the Four P’s of Marketing and present their ideas to New England Patriots marketing representatives during their visit to The Hall.
Our most popular module is the helmet design challenge in which students must design the shell and inside padding of a “helmet” and the test the strength of their work by dropping a croquet ball on it. Students learn about force and the importance of the distribution of the impact in protecting a player’s head.
The Hall also offers an English/language arts activity in which the students become journalists covering a game situation for different mediums and media outlets. We continue to develop new modules and offer curriculum based lesson plans by request.
The Hall does not have a cafeteria, but has worked out school lunch agreements with some of the restaurants within Patriot Place.
Teachers are always welcomed to make a pre-visit tour of The Hall at no charge to “scout” their field trip and prepare correlated lessons for the students. Please present one of the following at the ticket desk: a school identification card, a teacher’s union card, a paycheck stub, or a letter from your school principal on school letterhead.
Scheduling Your Visit
Be sure to call early to get your class on the schedule for The Hall as dates fill up quickly. Groups can be booked up to 14 days before the event. You may call (508) 549-0555 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email please put Education Reservation in the subject area.
Include in your phone message or email the following information:
Call the Hall for Pricing. 508-549-0555.
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