Lent: a short guide for secondary

Key stage

KS3; KS4


Religious Education


Christian festivals


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Lent frontal displayed on the High Altar at Westminster Abbey


Explore the Christian festival of Lent, including information about the key holy days and what takes place during this period, within this concise presentation. Pitched at KS3 and KS4, this short guide can be used as the starting point of a lesson or as a knowledge recap. This is accompanied by a more detailed teacher guide, designed to fill any gaps in understanding.  

Learning objectives

  • To understand what Lent is, when it happens and how Christians experience it
  • To learn about key holy days within the period of Lent
  • To find out how Lent is referred to within the Bible