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Specialised educational visits for your school

Our awe-inspiring Cathedral is the perfect environment to support work in all areas of the National Curriculum. Schools have access to Gloucestershire’s most beautiful RE resource which is used as a tool to inspire learning across the curriculum from the EYFS to KS4 and beyond.

Gloucester Cathedral provides a unique learning experience for children and students of all ages. It is a place of local and national historical significance and a building of architectural importance.  

With an emphasis on experiential learning and enquiry-based approaches, children and students will find themselves challenged both through the tasks set as well as questioning their thinking at every step of their experience.  At the Education Centre we firmly believe in the power of questioning to promote and enhance learning.

Each tour is carefully designed to ensure that it meets the requirements of the curriculum and is led by an experienced team of teachers and trained volunteers. Children will benefit from the team’s spiritual and historical knowledge in a setting which promotes awe and wonder.

Why book a visit to Gloucester Cathedral?

  • Opportunities to learn through doing: a hands-on approach where children are engaged through a variety of learning experiences
  • A cross-curricular approach to learning
  • Flexibility to develop bespoke tours to suit your timings and learning objectives
  • A child-centred approach to all that we deliver
  • Partnership work with the local Synagogue and Mosque to enable encounters with other faith communities

We have a high rate of returning schools which demonstrates the quality and value of the service that we provide in support of the curriculum. We consistently receive positive feedback, for example:

"I can't rate the day more highly. The children loved dressing up and they learned so much. Numerous parents have said their children came home and couldn't stop talking about the visit and how it was the best school trip they had been on! We will definitely be back next year."   Year 5 teacher, September 2017

At Gloucester Cathedral we ensure that each and every one of our tours covers as many areas of the National Curriculum as possible. You can be confident that a visit to the Cathedral will satisfy a range of curricular objectives. We offer over 25 carefully designed tours, but can also work closely with schools to design and deliver bespoke visits to suit their individual needs.

If you would like to arrange a visit or find out more about the Education Centre and how it could help your school, please see the link below on how the booking process works and contact our Education Team:

Tel: 01452 521010
Email: education@gloucestercathedral.org.uk


How to book a visit
Information to book a visit at Gloucester Cathedral



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