As well as its everyday trails and workshops, the Learning Department has a range of exciting events taking place throughout the year for all age groups and Key Stages. 

2022:

The BFG in Pictures Exhibition 

The BFG in Pictures uses over 40 Quinten Blake's illustrations to chart the development of one of the most iconic characters in children's literature and offers a glimpse of the BFG that might have been. These are exhibited alongside reproductions of the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator. Ideal for Key Stage 2 pupils, schools can book a 90 minute session with our Artist in Residence which includes a guided tour of the exhibition, and a workshop where children respond artistically to the exhibition. Also available as a self-guided visit.

Roman Festival 

Ideal for Key Stage 2, pupils have the chance to take part in three specially tailored Roman workshops, as well as meeting our very own Roman Soldier!! Pupils will take part in three exciting activities, including:

- Alban and the Romans trail: learning about everyday life in the Roman town of Verulamium, including the life of St Alban 

- Roman Food workshop: creating and sampling some wonderful delicacies using ancient Roman recipes

- Artefact Blanket Dig: going back in time from the present, via the Saxons to the Roman period, and having the opportunity to explore and handle various artefacts on the way

The God who Speaks - Scripture Roadshow Festival 

We are pleased to be hosting the God Who Speaks Scripture festival in partnership with Diocese of Westminster. Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3, students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities including Tents of Encounter and Workshops to help them develop their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.    

Science Festival - God and the Big Bang

We are excited to invite you and your pupils to a captivating and stimulating day of interactive talks and workshops promoting the compatibility of science and faith and gives students the opportunity to discover, discuss and debate the some of life's biggest questions. Ideal for students from Key Stage 3 and 4, the day will include a variety of speakers, including the Science Magician Matt Pritchard. 

Science Festival - Key Stage 2 Activity Day

The Learning Department is delighted to be running a special Science Festival for upper Key Stage 2 pupils. Taking place on Friday 4 March 2022 and using the amazing Cathedral building as our science lab, we are also delighted to announce that we will be joined by the team from Mad Science for the day too. Children will be able to take part in a variety of workshops, including topics on Light, Materials and Forces.

Journey to the Cross Exhibition

Exhibiting over 14 paintings, as well as sculptures and videos, Peter Walker's work adorns towns and cities nationally and internationally. Suitable for Key Stage 2 and Secondary pupils, schools can book a 90 minute session with our Artist in Residence which includes a guided tour of the exhibition, and a workshop where children respond artistically to the exhibition. Also available as a self-guided visit.

Easter

Easter is the most important festival celebrated by Christians festivals and our mixture of Easter trails and workshops help pupils to develop a deeper understanding of why this is the case. Suitable for Keys Stages 1, 2 and 3, each activity uses the Cathedral building and appropriate artefacts to bring the festivals of Lent and Easter to life. (Also available as an Outreach session) 

Year 6 Pilgrimage & Transition Days

Our Year 6 Pilgrimage & Transition Days, which take place every year in June and July. These days give pupils making the transition from Primary to Secondary school the perfect opportunity to reflect on their educational journey so far, as well as looking ahead to what the future holds. Following the route of pilgrims through the ages, the pupils will walk from the site of Roman Verulamium to the Cathedral, learning the story of St Alban as they go, before finishing their journey at the Shrine. They will then take part in a reflective workshop before completing their day with a fun filled Silent Disco!

Contact us to enquire or book with us 



Thank you for providing such a great opportunity for our children today. They learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed their morning. 

- Leverstock Green