Cathedral Day

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Year  6 were unable to visit Canterbury Cathedral this year.  This did not stop us from having our own ‘Cathedral Day’ at school.

The theme for Cathedral Schools Day was journeying around the Cathedral. This is specifically chosen to recognise that Year 6 are on a journey to the prepare for the next stage of their education. Many thousands of people journey around the Cathedral each year as they pray,
explore and reflect on the beauty of the building, the spiritual significance and deep history contained within it.  There are many stories in the Bible of God’s people travelling on journeys to new places guided by God.

We looked at the story of Abram, who was a follower of God. God spoke clearly to him and told him to leave his country and travel to a place God had set apart for him “Abram, get up and go! Leave your country. Leave your relatives and your father’s home, and travel to the land I will show you. Don’t worry—I will guide you there.” Genesis 12:1

We linked this to year 6 being in their last year at primary school and face moving on to a strange new place. At the moment, we do not know which school we are heading to or which friends will be travelling with us.
Look at what God says to Abram … “Don’t worry – I will guide you there.”  Christians take comfort from this promise as they start new jobs, move to a different area, or start at a new school.

We participated in prayer space activities, which were  focused on the verse from Deuteronomy and provided an opportunity for the pupils lay down their fears and take comfort from the promises of God in these verses.

 

We were inspired by some of the Cathedral’s stained glass windows and created some of our own.  Our examples represented stories from the Bible and our school’s Christian values.

 

We looked at Medieval manuscripts and created our own illuminated letters.

 

Year 6 discussed a scripture from the book of Proverbs (Chapter 18 v 10) with Mr Dale:

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

We made our own blocks to represent what is important to us.  We then created a tower out of our cubes.

 

We really enjoyed the day!