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School visitor numbers soar at St Albans Cathedral’s Education Centre

Thu, 28 February 2013

The award winning St Albans Cathedral Education Centre welcomed almost 5,000 children to the centre in the Autumn term, an impressive 30% increase on the same period for the previous year.

At a time when many visitor attractions are struggling the Cathedral’s Education Centre, which uses the Cathedral as an educational resource, is thriving.

Commenting on this welcome increase Steve Clarke, Head of the Education Centre said, “Feedback from children and teachers is consistently positive which is reflected in the number of schools which come here year on year. What is really encouraging is the number of new schools attending and also the opportunities we had to work with some of these as part of our Christmas Outreach Activities. We are also constantly updating what we offer children so there is always something new and exciting to see and do”

One school which recently attended the Centre, Meryfield Primary in Boreham Wood, described their school’s visit as: ‘An excellent day. It consolidated the children’s learning from school and built upon it. The children enjoyed the activities and leant a lot.’

2013 is set to be another exciting year at the Centre with a range of new activities on offer including a Magna Carta trail and hands on Tudor Cooking in addition to the regular Roman Festival and annual Sixth Form Conference.

To find out more please visit www.stalbanscatheral.org/learning or call 01727 890212.

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