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Key Stage 3

We provide a wide variety of curriculum-based tours and activities to meet the needs of Key Stage 3 students.

If you would like to arrange a visit or find our more about the Education Centre and how it could help your school, please contact our Education Team:

Tel: 01452 521010
Email: education@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

 


Art & Architecture
The Cathedral is a rich resource for the study of architecture, from Romanesque to Perpendicular. This tour can include an opportunity to come face to face with the Great East Window in the Tribune Gallery and discover how medieval glass was made, or a visit to the stonemasons’ yard to see the modern day artisans at work.
Open 'Art & Architecture'

Believing: Big Questions
Humans are concerned with deep questions. Is there a God? What and why do people believe?
Open 'Believing: Big Questions'

Believing: Jesus - who was he?
Christianity is based on the person of Jesus Christ: but who was he? Explore his identity, key events in his life and his teachings. Consider how these remain relevant today through looking at the building and those remembered here.
Open 'Believing: Jesus - who was he?'

Bespoke Trails
If you have a specific curriculum requirement that you cannot see covered please contact us.
Open 'Bespoke Trails'

Expressing: People of Faith
What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today? In what ways can the faithful show their commitment? This tour includes an examination of the building as a place of worship for Christian believers, and the roles of some of the people who work here.
Open 'Expressing: People of Faith'

Expressing: Spirituality
Find out about Christian spirituality and the way in which it is expressed through architecture, music, worship and Christian symbols.
Open 'Expressing: Spirituality'

INSET
Schools may wish to consider using the Education Centre for Inset. We can offer advice on the use of the Cathedral as a resource when planning the curriculum.
Open 'INSET'

Medieval Realms
Consider the role of St Peter's Abbey in medieval Gloucester. This tour includes visits to the crypt and cloister, examining medieval features of the building and its monastic foundation.
Open 'Medieval Realms'

Monasticism and the Dissolution
This trail considers the way in which the Benedictine monks at St Peter's Abbey lived a life of work, study and prayer; the structures of authority and labour in the monastery and its social and political influence in the wider community.
Open 'Monasticism and the Dissolution'

The Cathedral across the Centuries
A general guided tour of the Cathedral and cloisters. Study the building as an example of historical development in architecture and construction.
Open 'The Cathedral across the Centuries'