Education professionals from across the East Midlands are invited to the historic venue of Lincoln Cathedral, to discover the many exciting opportunities open to schools in the region.
The teachers’ hospitality evening is set to take place on Thursday 14 November – with the event being free to attend for all regional educators.
The event will start with welcome drinks in the Chapter House, followed by talks and activities led by the Cathedral’s education team around the various ongoing and forthcoming learning programme developments available at the local landmark.
Evensong will then commence, which guests are invited to join, and the evening will finish with an optional guided tour of the Cathedral afterwards.
Works have been underway at the Cathedral since 2017 as part of the Lincoln Cathedral Connected project – which will see major improvements to the iconic East Midlands place of worship, as well as a new visitor centre, café and toilets.
The grand opening of the Old Deanery Visitor Centre, which will also include a new learning and discovery centre, is set for spring 2020 with a host of new education opportunities and workshops – but there’s plenty for teachers and pupils to get involved with before then.
From September, schools can join three different national curriculum linked workshops, all of which include guided tours of the Cathedral and plenty of hands-on immersive activities. All workshops vary in time and price, with further information available on the night of the teachers’ hospitality evening, and the chance to see the new resources at the Cathedral for schools including artefacts and costumes.
Guests will also be able to sign up to the Cathedral’s new teacher’s forum – a dedicated group which will give members first opportunity on forthcoming events and offers, quarterly informal catch-up meetings, and feedback on the development of educational activity.
Education manager at Lincoln Cathedral, Sally Bleasdale, said:
“The Connected project has enabled the Cathedral to develop a fantastic new learning programme for schools, with an experienced team dedicated to helping pupils and teachers understand and enjoy Lincoln Cathedral like never before.
“The unique programme is designed to maximise the huge potential of the Cathedral as a place for learning; not only for its key purpose of understanding Christian faith and the purpose of the building as a Christian place of worship built for the glory of God, but also inspiring learning across the whole curriculum.”
“The aim is to bring to life the many wonderful stories of Lincoln Cathedral’s rich local, national and international history and significant people to inspire further investigation. Its magnificent art and architecture will also be brought to life through looking, pausing, participating and enjoying. The new opportunity to handle objects and documents, and take part in arts and crafts, should greatly enhance a visit and hopefully inspire return visits with families too.”