Key Stage Three

Believing in life after death

Using Gloucester Cathedral as our resource we can offer elements of this unit including examining some of the Christian teachings on death, looking at the music and hymns used in funerals and exploring the Nicene Creed.

Subject to availability - pupils will be able to interview a member of the clergy to discuss and explore Christian teachings.

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Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE: Unit 3.15 How far does it make a difference if you believe in life after death?

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

God on Earth

We can offer elements of this unit using our fabulous Cathedral as a resource. 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.

Focus on key themes including trinity, the incarnation and salvation.

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Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE: Unit 3.6 Why do Christians believe Jesus was God on earth? [Incarnation]

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

The spiritual through the arts

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

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Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE: Unit 3.18 How can people express the spiritual through the arts?

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

God as Trinity

Using Gloucester Cathedral as our resource, we can offer elements of this unit to explore the concept of the trinity looking at symbols and artwork.

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.

Subject to availability - pupils will be able to interview a member of the clergy to discuss what it means for Christians to believe in God as Trinity.

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Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE: Unit 3.1 What does it mean for Christians to believe in God

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

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.

What effects did the Dissolution have in Gloucester and further afield? How were the local economy and society affected? Groups will have the opportunity to explore these issues and to understand, by observation and analysis, the life of a monastery on the eve of the Dissolution.

For year 7 there is an opportunity for experiential learning through role-play and follow up activities. Please contact the Education Team for more details.

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National Curriculum in England-History: the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745- the English Reformation and Counter Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I)

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

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. The architectural development of the Abbey is considered alongside its socio-economic impact in the local community.

Many schools link this tour to a visit to a medieval castle e.g. Goodrich or Chepstow, both of which are in easy travelling distance.

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National Curriculum in England-History: the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 - society, economy and culture: for example, feudalism, religion in daily life (parishes, monasteries, abbeys)

2 Hours | £3.75+VAT

The cost is per pupil. If you require space to have lunch there is an additional cost of £0.50 per pupil.

There is a minimum amount of £75.00+VAT charge, per visit.

Additional Workshops

If you would like to stay at the Cathedral for a whole day, we have these additional workshops that you may be interested in.

  • A tour of the Cathedral Tower

  • A tour of the Cathedral Crypt

  • A visit to the Whispering Gallery

  • A visit to the Stonemasons’ yard to see them working on stone, followed by a session with modelling clay

  • A session of observational drawing within the Cathedral grounds

  • A session of brass rubbing

2 Hours | £2.25+VAT

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