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Children’s Education at Southwell

Alongside Time Travelling, the Minster Children’s Education Department organises many other events for schools as part of their annual programme at the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace .  You can download our full programme for the academic year below.  All events have recently been revised in the light of changes to the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for RE.

During the year we run a range of special events:

Christmas and Easter Festival Days: We use the beautiful setting of Southwell Minster to explore these great Christian festivals. Through drama, art and music the children learn how and why Christians celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus.  The children enter into the activities of the days with great enthusiasm and leave with cards and decorations they have made during the day.

GO MAD (Make A Difference): Our annual Year 6 day has become very popular, as we spend time reflecting on the primary years and thinking ahead to our new ‘adventure’ at secondary school.  We hear and respond to some stories about people who have made a difference to the Minster or by following their faith on the Minster Trail, while Footprints Theatre perform a one-man show telling the story of William Booth, born in Nottingham, who went on to form the Salvation Army.   Their contributions to the opening and closing worship sessions never fail to move us.

Tailor made: a day created just for you - to suit your requirements. This may include modules on faith, building, church or the Bible and a range of workshops. Please see our programmes below for more details.

Archbishop’s Palace and Education Garden: thanks to a large Heritage Lottery grant, the palace site to the south of the Minster, is now a wonderful resource for education.  We offer historical trails, timelines and tours, a minibeasts day and, from September 2015, our Key Stage 2 ‘Medieval Mystery’, where children use historical enquiry skills to investigate the suspicious death of Archbishop Gerrard: was he a saint or a sinner?  

Other Information:

Photo Policy

Primary Education Programme

Schools Year 6 Days Booking Form

Contact us:  01636 817 993 childrenseducation@southwellminster.co.uk
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Learning Objectives

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Secondary Education Programme

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More Information about Education at Southwell

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