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Types of School Visit

School Visit

We offer School Visits where schools can bring a class or year group to the Cathedral to learn about a specific topic. Topics previously covered have included Baptism, Symbols of the Christian Faith, Colours of the Church Year, Features of a Church / Cathedral, Worship, Christian Festivals (e.g. Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Holy Week, Pentecost, Harvest).

School Visits are tailored to the age group of children you will be bringing and generally involve an input on the specified subject as well as an activity to engage the children with their learning: this may be a craft, a drama activity, a group discussion or a written activity. A visit to the Cathedral can also include a tour of the Cathedral to learn generally about the building and the Christian faith.

Please complete a School Visit Booking Form if you would like to book a tailored visit for your pupils.

School Workshops

Throughout the year we run workshops specifically designed to engage children with Christian festivals: these traditionally take place at Advent (November/December), Lent (February), Easter (March/April) and Pentecost (May). Schools may book on to these workshops at any point during the year.

Please check the dates in the right-hand column for the School Workshop schedule for upcoming dates. If you would like to book your school on to a workshop, please complete and return a School Workshop Booking Form. The workshops do fill up quickly so please return the form as promptly as you can.

Unsupervised Visit

Some schools prefer to plan their own visit to the Cathedral. This is permitted, but normal entry charges still apply. The Schools’ Department are happy to advise and help you with your ‘Do-It-Yourself’ visit.

There may be times when it is possible for you to visit without using any of our resources or staff, but it is still necessary to book to avoid arriving at a time when the Cathedral is not available for visits (e.g. during services) or when the Cathedral is booked for other events. 



Schools Workshop dates

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Cathedral is not able to offer School Workshops during the academic year 2020-21.