School Visits

Why bring your pupils to Blackburn Cathedral?

Providing children and young people with the opportunity to explore and experience ‘sacred space’ at first hand is the most effective way to introduce the often complex concept of spirituality. A visit to the Cathedral can evoke in children a sense of mystery, awe and wonder and ultimately the awareness of something greater than themselves.

The most inspiring classroom in Lancashire!

But Blackburn Cathedral is much more than an amazing space and bringing your pupils to this inspiring classroom can be a springboard to support study in many curriculum areas. It can also provide opportunities for all pupils to connect with, explore and begin to understand their own spiritual dimension in a way that is not possible within a classroom setting.

Using the Cathedral as the focus and the starting point for our exciting learning programme our aim for each visit is to inspire a sense of awe and wonder, as well as developing learning through a range of first-hand experiences and practical sessions. We offer a range of creative, innovative and age-appropriate activities, trails and workshops, all designed to give your pupils opportunities to:

• Explore the space
• Understand and interpret the space
• Experience the space
• Respond to the space

Each visit is an active learning experience designed to encourage pupils to ask questions and we hope to provide experiences and memories that will last beyond the length of their visit. We are always happy to adapt and develop our workshops to meet your pupils’ particular needs.

Blackburn Cathedral Education Department takes Quality Assurance very seriously. In order for us to maintain and develop the standards that we have set for ourselves we ask schools to take a few minutes following their visit to complete a Visit Evaluation questionnaire. Below are comments from some of our many satisfied customers!

Planning Your Visit

If you wish to discuss the possibility of bringing your pupils to visit Blackburn Cathedral, prior to making a booking, please contact us below or click on the links for more information.

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