Last week, Year 5 visited Westminster Abbey as part of our RE curriculum. The children took part in a stained glass workshop, making their own miniature windows. They were then allowed to enter the Abbey through the Royal entrance, a special privilege!
They learnt some of the history of the thousand year old Abbey, including the many traditions and special events that take place. They also found out about some of the famous writers, scientists, monarchs and political figures buried or commemorated there, and were excited to spot the bust of Samuel Taylor Coleridge nestled in Poets’ Corner!
One of their favourite facts was that children from Westminster School used to dare each other to sleep overnight in the Coronation chair, with some even carving their names into it (don’t try this at school!).