Key Stage 2

We provide a wide variety of curriculum-based tours and activities to meet the needs of Key Stage 2 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

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RE Why does Easter matter to Christians?
Using a trail the children will have the opportunity to hear about the events if the first holy week. They will hear about the special Easter services and events that happen at the Cathedral and explore some of the ideas and beliefs linked to Easter through creative activities.
Open RE Why does Easter matter to Christians?

RE U2.1 What does it mean for Christians to believe that God is Holy and Loving?
In line with the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE, this trail enables children to make clear connections between Bible texts studied and what Christians believe about God: for example through how cathedrals are designed.
Open RE U2.1 What does it mean for Christians to believe that God is Holy and Loving?

RE: Joint Synagogue & Cathedral Visits
To simplify the challenge of organising trips to different places of worship, the Cathedral has a partnership with Cheltenham Synagogue which enables schools to visit both venues on the same day.
Open RE: Joint Synagogue & Cathedral Visits

RE: Spirituality and British Values
The Cathedral can offer a half or full day of workshops providing time for stillness, reflection and empathy. There are also options for exploring how local heroes are celebrated in the Cathedral reflecting British Values.
Open RE: Spirituality and British Values

History: Anglo Saxons
This trail provides students with an opportunity to visit our crypt, built by Anglo Saxon builders and St Oswald’s Priory, a special burial place for Alfred the Great’s daughter.
Open History: Anglo Saxons

RE: Joint Mosque and Cathedral Visits
The Cathedral Education department can organise day visits. Schools go first to the Masjid E-Noor and then visit the Cathedral for lunch and a multi-sensory tour of the Cathedral. We can accommodate groups of up to 100 pupils.
Open RE: Joint Mosque and Cathedral Visits

RE: Friends and followers
This tour looks at Jesus through St. Peter's eyes. What did Peter see? What did Peter hear? What does Jesus mean for people today?
Open RE: Friends and followers

RE: Inspirational People
This tour looks at characters from the Bible for example Moses, Noah, Jesus’ disciples and St Paul. See these individuals depicted in the Cathedral and find out why they have become such key figures in the Christian faith.
Open RE: Inspirational People

Tailor Made Visits
If you feel that there is a specific curriculum requirement that you have that you cannot see covered in the above please contact us.
Open Tailor Made Visits

RE: Life's Journey
Cathedrals, like all churches, are the scenes for some of the major events in our lives. Each religion and society marks the passage through life with certain key events.
Open RE: Life's Journey

History: Pilgrimage
Pupils will adopt the roles of various medieval pilgrims, wearing appropriate costumes and carrying pilgrim-gifts to leave at the tomb of King Edward II.
Open History: Pilgrimage

History: Glorious Gloucester; Our Journey Through Time
Discover the history of the most important building in the city. Why is the building called a Cathedral? Who was crowned here? Which king is buried here? When was the structure built?
Open History: Glorious Gloucester; Our Journey Through Time

History: Monastic Trail
Dress as a novice monk and discover Gloucester's Benedictine heritage. Travel back in time and find out about the monastic life of study, work and prayer by exploring the cloisters with the 'Abbot'.
Open History: Monastic Trail

History: Tudor Trail
An all-day visit where children will dress as a monk and in role-play, discover Henry VIII's plans for St Peter's Abbey.
Open History: Tudor Trail

Stonemasons’ Workshop Tours
An interesting addition to any tour is a visit to the stonemasons yard. It can be either an 'add on' after or an integral part of the tour.
Open Stonemasons’ Workshop Tours

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