The Learning Department offers a variety of activities for pupils at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Most schools combine two activities, usually a trail and a workshop, to make a whole day of their visit. Trails include drama and artefacts to help pupils develop their learning, whilst workshops allow them to create a piece of artwork to take home at the end of the visit.

All group visits to St Albans Cathedral must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival.  Please contact us to discuss your visit further or our FAQ's section will give you information of information on costs (including information on our Bursary scheme).

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History activities

The story of St Albans starts almost 2000 years ago with the Romans, and we have a number of trails and workshops which explore the different periods of history since then, both on a local and national level. Our trails include topics on Alban and the Romans, as well as Medieval history, such as Pilgrimage, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Black Death, Monastic Life and the Peasants Revolt. We have a number of art and craft workshops to accompany these too, including Roman Mosaics, Medieval Clay Tiles, Illuminated Lettering and Brass Rubbing

RE activities

The Cathedral is used as a place of Christian worship every day of the year, but why was it built, how is it used and what do Christians believe? Our Cathedral as a Place of Worship trail explore these questions and more in an interactive and engaging way. At Christmas and Easter we also run our seasonal activities to explore these major Christian festivals. We are also happy to organise sessions based on Religion and Ethics, which can include a Q&A with a member of the Cathedral clergy. To accompany these activities, we also run a number of art and craft workshops, including Clay Tiles and Brass Rubbing.

PSHE

Why not bring your pupils to explore themes from the PSHE Curriculum using the Cathedrals Labyrinth? Walking the Labyrinth in this awe-inspiring setting is a peaceful and reflective journey, with activity stations along the way to encourage pupils to think about their place in the world, and what peace means to them as individuals and the wonder community. 

Art and Craft

The beautiful Cathedral is full of, and has inspired, art and craft for hundreds of years, and we run a variety of workshops which draw inspiration from this. These include Clay Tiles, Roman Mosaics, Brass Rubbing and Illuminated Lettering. At the end of each workshop, all pupils will have produced a piece of art to take back to school with them. 

Can't find what you want? Then please call the Learning Department to discuss your requirements. 

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- St Edmunds College

Contact us

Please contact us on 01727 890212 or at [email protected] to find out more or to make a booking.