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Learning for secondary students

RE tours, workshops and events

The tours, workshops and events listed below are suitable for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, and Key Stage 5 classes, and focus on different aspects of religious education covered by the National Curriculum.

RE tours, workshops and events


Workshops

If you want to make a booking, please email us including the following information:

  • The title of the workshop you wish to book for
  • Your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of date and start time
  • Number of students and adults attending

For more details on visiting us, please read our information pack.


Meet a Priest

Workshop for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Put your questions on Christian teaching and moral, ethical and social issues to a member of the clergy. Can be combined with any RE or Religion and Public Life tour of the Abbey.

Cost: £5 per pupil (includes a tour of the Abbey)
Recommended start times: 10.00am and 12.45pm


Icons

Workshop for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Join icon writer Reverend Regan O’Callaghan for a practical class exploring the rich tradition of icon writing. Using egg tempura, pigments and gold leaf, students will create a beautiful icon and learn about the symbolism of this ancient form of worship. Session is dependent on the availability of Father Regan, so please be flexible when suggesting dates.

Cost: £5 per pupil (includes a tour of the Abbey)
Recommended start times: 10.00am and 12.45pm


Abbey Through Time

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

See the highlights of the Abbey including the Coronation Chair, the Unknown Warrior and the beautiful Lady Chapel.

Cost: £4 per pupil


Christian Symbols of Life and Worship

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Explore how symbols help Christians to worship in the Abbey and live the Christian life. This tour looks at how symbolic objects, actions, words and images are used in baptism, marriage and funerals and considers the importance of these rites of passage for Christians.

Cost: £4 per pupil


Pilgrimage

Tour for KS3 and KS4 students

Why have people come to the Abbey as pilgrims for nearly a thousand years? Find out about the Shrine of Saint Edward the Confessor in the past and today, and consider what pilgrimage means to Christians and offers to all.

Cost: £4 per pupil


Religion & Science

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

Some of the greatest, and most controversial, scientists are buried or remembered at Westminster Abbey. This tour explores the 21st century binary of science and religion and asks if it was always and will always be thus.

Cost: £4 per pupil


Religion in Public Life

Tour for KS4 and KS5 students

Consider what Britain as a ‘Christian Country’ means in the Coronation Church, where Benedictine values of hospitality, mutual respect and tolerance shape a continuing contribution to contemporary society. Additional ‘Meet a Priest’ workshop recommended.

Cost: £4 per pupil


Church & State

Tour for KS3, KS4 and KS5 students

See where Parliament met in medieval times and explore the historical and contemporary links between the Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Cost: £4 per pupil


British Values

Tour for KS3 students

Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance – with a dose of wonder! Find out how Westminster Abbey underpins and upholds core British values.

Cost: £4 per pupil


The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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Tim - Gardener

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