What better place to learn about Christmas with your pupils than at the Cathedral? Ideal for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, our interactive trail and workshops provide the perfect introduction to understanding why the festival of Christmas is important to Christians. 

Christmas Trail

This interactive trail uses the Cathedral building to bring Christmas and the Christmas story to life. Using a variety of artefacts and resources, including puppets and robes worn by the priest, the children will learn about the meaning of Advent, the importance of Christmas to Christians and the way in which Christmas is celebrated in the Cathedral, before finishing with the Christmas story. 

Christmas Workshops

We offer two Christmas themed workshops to accompany the Christmas Trail - Christmas Clay and Christmas Stained Glass.

Christmas Clay: The Cathedral has been full of clay tiles since the Medieval times and, drawing inspiration from the signs, symbols and narrative of the Christmas story, this workshop gives pupils a chance to create a tile of their own to take home at the end of the session.  

Christmas Stained Glass: The Cathedral is full of stained glass, from the Nativity windows in the Lady Chapel to the awe-inspiring Rose Window in the North Transept. Having explored and learnt about some of these, pupils then have a chance to make a window of their own which can be taken home at the end of the session. 

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The programmes offered by the talented and experienced Education Team are outstanding. Teachers organising a school visit here can be confident that their pupils will be totally engaged and inspired

- Sandford Award Assessor - June 2018

Contact us

Bookings are now being taken for the next 12 months, so please contact us on 01727 890212 or at [email protected] to find out more or to make a booking.