Outreach Activities

The Abbey Tower

On selected dates throughout the year the Education Centre is able to go on the road and work with children in schools. The current activities we offer for this are the What's in a Church? workshop and the Roman Life workshop. Each activity lasts about 60 minutes and can be tailored to fit around the school timetable and to suit the needs of the children.

What's in a Church? This workshop brings a church to life in the confines of a school hall or classroom. By thinking about the different parts of the church building and the items that would be found within, the children learn about what Christians believe. In particular, this activity focuses on the altar and communion, the font and baptism, stained glass windows, what robes a Bishop might wear, the church bells and the organ.

Roman Life: In this interactive workshop, the children meet different characters from Roman Verulamium, including a soldier, the town magistrate and a slave as they visit the Roman Theatre, the Forum, the Basillica and a Temple. Children will have the chance to handle various Roman artefacts, including armour, a shield, a helmet, pottery and cutlery. 

For more details about our Outreach activities or to make a booking please contact the Education Centre on 01727 890212 .



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