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For further information, or if you would like to book please contact sally.bleasdale@lincolncathedral.com or emily.joyce@lincolncathedral.com

 

Recent workshop feedback:

‘We are a primary school with a higher than average amount of complex special needs as well as deprivation.  All of our children were engaged and identified the cathedral as the highlight of their day.  One child upon entering the cathedral on the tour and within ten minutes of being in your company, removed the ear defenders that she uses almost all of the time due to noise sensitivity with the announcement “You can have these, I don’t need them because I feel safe here.  In fact, it is so calm I think I should bring my family and move in.” Throughout the tour, the children felt free to experience the cathedral in their own way, even laying on the floor to feel the “cold, smoothness” of the stone and to fully appreciate the upturned boat ceiling.
The art activity was accessible to all and the children were thrilled to be able to bring it back to school.  All in all a very valuable and meaningful day. Thank you.’

Being a Church School situated in the West End of Lincoln, we are extremely lucky to have Lincoln Cathedral on our doorstep. Within our RE curriculum, we recognise the value of being able to visit this magnificent and iconic building to find out more about it and the Christian faith. We have visited many times in the past as it really brings learning to life for the children and we are grateful that we can now visit again as we get back to ‘normal’ after the pandemic.   At the beginning of October, our seventy-two Year 6 pupils were very excited to be visiting the Cathedral on their first trip of the year as part of their RE topic on the big question of ‘How do Christians know that God is loving and holy?’ The Cathedral’s signs and symbols workshop tied in beautifully with the intended outcomes of our unit and we had a wonderful day planned by Sally and her team to meet our objectives. Putting on their detective hats, Year Six couldn’t wait to go in search of signs and symbols within the Cathedral that give Christians clues as to the nature of God. Throughout the day, the children were able to take part in three different workshops which all added to their understanding of our topic. The children were given a very informative and engaging tour of the Cathedral by the Cathedral’s brilliant volunteers to unpick the signs and symbols within. The children came back to school with a wealth of knowledge (as did the teachers) that they were eager to share in their own visitor guides on the signs and symbols within the Cathedral. During the day, they also got the opportunity to work as a team to create their very own Dean’s Eye stain glass window of Christian signs and symbols using their arts and craft skills which they loved. These beautiful windows are now focal points in the reflection areas of each of the classes.  Once the windows had been created, the children couldn’t wait to dress up to learn more about the clergy in the Cathedral and their different roles. As if that wasn’t enough, they also had the chance to conduct the wedding ceremony of the Owl and Pussycat after creating their own wedding bling. As an added bonus, which was arranged for us by our chair of governors, the children were able to hold their collective worship in the nave of the Cathedral. This was an amazing experience and our collective worship council representatives felt truly honoured to lead the prayers and reflection during the worship. I think one of the children summed up the general feeling of everyone when they were asked for their favourite part of the day and they said, ‘I can’t pick because I really enjoyed everything we did.’ We had a wonderful day and learned so much. We can’t wait to visit again.