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Ely Cathedral

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

THESE PAGES OUTLINE SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS, BUT WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ADAPT AND DEVELOP THEM TO MEET YOUR PUPILS' PARTICULAR NEEDS.

Please contact me on telephone +44 (0)1353 659668, or e-mail gro/lardehtacyle//noitacude/lardehtac for full details of our activities and resources.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pupils to Ely Cathedral.

Jan Munt - Cathedral Education Officer

Useful Downloads

Exploring a Christian Place Of Worship

Key Stages 2 £2.00
A comprehensive set of activity sheets using the Cathedral as a resource for R.E. Notes for teachers are included in the pack.

'Voyage Of Discovery' In Ely Cathedral

The Ship of the Fens DVD £5.00. Teachers' Notes and Worksheets £2.50.
An excellent introduction to the life of the Cathedral. This childrens video gives a 'behind the scenes' look at the history of the Cathedral, the people who work there and its daily life. KS 2 and 3.

The Unwinding Journey

A beautifully presented pack of resources to support walking a labyrinth in your own school. It is closely linked to the demands of the curriculum and offers unique opportunities for SMSC and PSHE. This is FREE to any school that books a visit to the Cathedral to include walking our portable labyrinth.

Portable Labyrinth

A unique opportunity to walk the Cathedral labyrinth in your school.

This is a 10 metre square portable labyrinth that we can bring to your school and set up in your hall/gym. It can support any theme you are studying; we have had days at schools on 'Friendship', the Journey of Life and Lent and can be walked by a class, year group or whole school. It supports and enriches both SMSC and PSHE. Cost by negotiation.

Brasses

We have some brasses and brass rubbing equipment that can be borrowed by schools. Cost by negotiation.

Material Packs

The following resources take the form of "packs" of materials (worksheets, fact sheets, plans, photographs, teachers guides etc.) with plenty of resources for preparatory and follow-up work. All the resources have been prepared with both the National Curriculum History Syllabus and the Cambridge Religious Education Syllabus in mind and though designed primarily for Key Stage 3 pupils give useful background for primary school teachers.

General Pack

Key Stage 3 £5.00
Contains general information about the history of the Cathedral and its monastic foundations, materials on original sources, worksheets exploring the architecture of the Cathedral, notes for teachers and suggested activities.

Pilgrimage Pack

Key Stage 3 £5.00
The Cathedral has been a focus for pilgrims from medieval times. This pack includes materials that look at both the historical and religious aspects of pilgrimage. We also offer a Pilgrimage Day when pupils can share the experience of a medieval pilgrim and consider their own spiritual journey. (£4 per pupil)

Medieval Pack

Key Stage 3 £5.00
Ely Cathedral is surrounded by the largest collection of medieval domestic architecture in England. This pack explores life in Ely's medieval monastery, the Benedictine way of life, and the medieval City, with creative ideas for the classroom and first hand evidence from medieval documents. We also offer a Monastic Day when pupils can live a day in the life of a medieval monk at Ely. (£4 Per Pupil)

Cromwell To Cromwell

Key Stage 3 £5.00
A pack to support KS3 work on Britain 1500-1750, and named after Thomas Cromwell and Oliver Cromwell, both of whom had a significant influence upon the life of Ely and its Cathedral.

Way of Life

Model of Cathedral