Schools from Mapperley and Carrington were among 35 primary schools attending the annual Time Travelling RE days at Southwell Minster last week. 1500 children came and enjoyed a variety of activities including learning about how babies are baptised, singing, special clothes and taking a close look at the medieval carvings. Diana Ives, Cathedral Education Officer said:
“Time Travelling is a time for everyone to get involved and enjoy a day out at the Minster. We have nearly 200 volunteers who help us to run the day, acting as our pilgrim guides and activity leaders, and who come from across the county and beyond. It’s wonderful to see the Minster filled with young children enjoying singing their songs, meeting new people and learning together. It’s a real privilege to lead this annual event, which is open to all schools.”
Charlie Leggatt (Minster Fund Raiser, pictured), is one of the event’s newest guides, and entered into the spirit of the day, dressing as a medieval king!
To find out more about Time Travelling and other education work at the minster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Education pages on this website.