SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Key Stage 3, 4 and 5
Our building work and current COVID 19 restrictions mean that we are currently unable to welcome groups to the Cathedral. To enquire about a member of our team visiting your school, or about visiting the Cathedral in autumn 2021, please click here to contact our learning team.
We can’t wait to welcome Secondary School groups into our new-look Cathedral this summer.
Below is a small selection of the activities and workshops that will be available for schools, from September 2021. Sign up to our mailing list to learn about additional workshop details as they are released.
A New Light
KS3 – RE, Art & History
This 2-hour workshop will explore Newcastle Cathedral as an enduring place of symbolism, meaning and belonging, but one that is constantly changing too. Students will explore the way the building communicates meaning in the Christian faith, but also faces challenges of interpreting belief and practice in new ways and what that means for the community, particularly in the light of the recent refurbishment project Common Ground in Sacred Space.
Students will investigate the changes and create and present their own designs for the Cathedral in a guided roleplay board meeting exercise.
History in Action
KS3 – History
This 2-hour workshop will encourage students to gain historical perspective and understand local connections to national history in a hands-on way. Students will become historians and archaeologists and make explorations and discoveries using the fascinating Tudor and Medieval objects of history in the Cathedral to find clues that help uncover their secrets.
Students will also learn about the importance of the conservation of these artefacts.
On our Learning Resources page, you can find video workshops, as well as talks about conservation cleaning and exploring and dating historic artefacts.
More resources will be added to the website in the autumn. Please sign up to our Schools Newsletter to be notified.