Discover more about ‘The Church at the Heart of the Nation’
We welcome schools from certain London boroughs to take part in our Inside Out programme, which ties in with history, RE, and British values learning objectives on the National Curriculum.
We’ll visit your school with one of our four workshops, and then your pupils can experience a tailored tour of the Abbey, including a visit to a secret area usually closed to the public.
How would your pupils feel about a visit from a medieval builder? Could they help a Benedictine monk during the time of the Reformation? Would they feel brave enough to meet a soldier of Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army? Or perhaps they could lend William Caxton a hand with his new printing press?
Schools groups of up to 60 children in the following boroughs can take part in the workshop and tour:
The workshop can be on one of four themes, which we can adapt to suit particular teaching needs:
If outreach doesn't suit your class, your school can still benefit from considerable discounts on tours, events and workshops at the Abbey.
There really isn’t a more spectacular building to work on. It’s been one of the most gratifying and rewarding experiences of my life.