SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Key stage 1 and 2
COVID-19: we are currently exploring opportunities for delivering our schools’ workshops on school sites and providing pre-booked guided tours and mini workshops at the Cathedral in the autumn term. From more information, please contact Lindy Gilliland here.
A visit to Newcastle Cathedral offers your students the chance to get up close to historic and religious objects, learn about people from history and better understand the purpose of the Cathedral today. Visiting groups are welcome to explore the Cathedral independently, or you can contact us to book a guided tour or a workshop led by a member of the learning team.
From January 2020-March 2021 Newcastle Cathedral will be undergoing renovation work as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project Common Ground in Sacred Space and will be partially open. During this period we are offering a FREE Creative History workshop at your school. Additional workshops will be charged at £2 per child.
Key Stage One:
Bright, Light, Build – This one-hour workshop explores stained glass windows in the Cathedral and the artists who made them. Children will explore colour and light, build dens and use collage techniques to create their own stained-glass windows.
Beautiful Birds Paper Crafting – This one-hour workshop explores some of the birds found in the Cathedral, their meaning and the artists who made them. Students will make their own beautiful bird headdress with paper-crafting techniques.
Key Stage Two:
Curious Creatures Carving – This one-hour workshop explores some of the ‘curious creatures’ that can be found in Newcastle Cathedral, and looks at the North East artist Ralph Hedley who created many of them. Students will learn basic carving techniques and will make their own mini ‘curious creature’ carving using safe tools and bars of soap.
Magnificent Memorial Making – This one-hour workshop explores some of the memorials that can be found in Newcastle Cathedral, and the people that they were made for. Using basic engraving techniques students will create their own version of the famous ‘Thornton Brass’ and will use printmaking techniques to make their own prints.