Interactive Tours for KS1 & 2

Interactive tours last 50 minutes, are enquiry led in small groups, include time for reflection, are linked to West Sussex Agreed Syllabus and cost £3.00 per child (10% discount for School Friends).

Symbols in the Cathedral - Why Are They Here?

A fully interactive guided tour based on the question 'Symbols in the Cathedral - Why are they here?'

Includes role-play, in costumes, of a baptism or christening, the opportunity to make a giant jigsaw of the Piper Tapestry and reflection time holding lit candles in front of a tapestry full of symbols. Pupils will find out through a series of interactive activities about a variety of symbols used in religious activities at the Cathedral.

The tour is ideal for a group of 12-16 at a time with the children sub-divided into smaller groups of 6-8. Larger class sizes can be accommodated by half a class at a time doing the tour while the other half take part in a workshop or do teacher led activities.

Why is the Cathedral a Special Place?

A fully interactive guided tour suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils based on the question 'Why is the Cathedral a Special Place?'

With lots of short activities, pupils explore the building looking at some of the special furniture (font, altar and stained glass windows); have a brief reflection time to think about special friends; sing a song sitting in the choir stalls; listen to the story of St Wilfrid; look for some hidden ‘treasures’ and hunt the Cathedral mice.  

The tour is ideal for groups of up to 24 at a time with the children subdivided into smaller groups of 4-6. Larger class sizes can be accommodated by half a class at a time doing the tour while the other half take part in a workshop or do teacher led activities.

What is a Cathedral for?

A fully interactive tour suitable for KS2 pupils and based on the question 'What is a Cathedral for?'

Using clue bags containing a range of artefacts as the stimulus pupils explore the Cathedral as a Christian place of worship to gain a better understanding about worshipping, belonging, remembering, praising, caring, welcoming, singing, and praying.   

The tour is ideal for a class of up to 36 at a time with the children sub-divided into smaller groups of 4-6.

To find out more please contact Sue in the Learning and Engagement Department on 01243 812497 or sue.poil@chichestercathedral.org.uk