Year 7 St. Albans Cathedral Visit
Following our whole school visit to St. Albans Cathedral on 26th March 2018 a select group of Year 7 students were able to explore the Cathedral in greater detail. Students were selected by their History and Ethics teachers for their excellent attitude to learning and their progress within the subject. Students embarked upon two trails around the Cathedral investigating the Black Death and the Abbey as a place of worship. This was an excellent opportunity to enhance students understanding of the curriculum and gave them a chance to put their learning into a more practical environment.
“Today we visited St. Albans Cathedral, a beautiful church that is over 900 years old. We learnt about the history of the Cathedral and what has changed over many centuries. We had a tour of the Cathedral and saw the special monuments for St Alban himself. We performed a role play about the Black Death in the Middle Ages and learnt about all of the different causes and effects that it had. In the role play we had different characters such as monks. Blacksmiths, the abbot and many others. The Cathedral itself was beautiful, memorable and certainly amazing!”
Libby H – Year 7
“Today we went to St Albans Cathedral (which is a lot bigger and more spectacular in person). When I walked in through the huge, towering, wooden doors, I saw vast slabs of stone carefully and finely detailed with religious arts. I could see the decorative spiral of many fluorescent colours. There were numerous rows of thick wooden chairs, so I quietly flopped down into one of them. We were each given a little booklet, carefully filled with prayers and little tales of the Easter stories.”
Charlotte D – Year 7
“Today we went to St. Albans Cathedral. The whole school had a church service and some of us stayed for extra activities. St. Albans was a beautiful place and we learnt that the Abbey is in the shape of a cross. We studied the history of the Cathedral and about Alban the priest. Alban was a convert to Christianity and was killed because of this. We were able to act this out as well as learning about how the bread and wine represents the last supper. Bread represents the body and the wine represents the blood, we were only able to try the bread.”
Ellie H – Year 7