Year 8 Religious Education Visit to Canterbury
Year 8 had an enjoyable trip to Canterbury. The aim of the visit was to research Christian pilgrimage. The students toured several different sites including Canterbury Cathedral, which was an incredibly popular place of pilgrimage in medieval times and is still today. Students were told the story of the murder of Thomas Beckett and how this transformed Canterbury Cathedral into a thriving centre of pilgrimage. Students were amazed by the beautiful architecture of the cathedral and by this shocking story. The students also visited the Canterbury Tales exhibition. Here, they listened to Geoffrey Chaucer’s stories of pilgrimage, as related from a number of different pilgrims points of view. As students, moved from room to room they were able to experience how it felt to go on a pilgrimage in Chaucer’s day. Finally students visited the Roman Museum to understand what Canterbury was like before it became the centre of pilgrimage for Christians. Students enjoyed trying on the Roman attire and shopping in the Roman market. It was a great taste of pilgrimage for all concerned.
Thank you to Miss Cavender and her staff who took Year 8 on this visit.