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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS ALIKE

"WE AIM TO MAKE THE CATHEDRAL ACCESSIBLE TO YOUNG PEOPLE, BOTH AS A BUILDING AND AS A LIVING COMMUNITY OF FAITH" - ELY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL GUIDES MISSION STATEMENT.

Learning at Home

Whilst we can't welcome school groups into the Cathedral at the moment, we would love to share some of our favourite stories about the Cathedral with you! Please do join our Facebook page - Learning Fun for Families - to keep up to date with everything that we are doing.

On Tuesdays we will be sharing a Bible Story with you through our Facebook page - Learning Fun for Families. There will be activities posted the day before so that children can make their own props to join in the story and suggestions for follow up crafts and games to help them reflect on the story. You can see our past stories here:

Daniel's Scary Sleepover

On Thursdays we will be sharing stories about our Cathedral and its history. Again, there will be activities posted the day before to help children join in and engage with the stories as they watch as well as suggestions for follow up crafts and games. For Primary aged children who would usually be looking at local history, this is a resource that could really support their home learning. You can see our past stories and activity suggestions here:

The Story of St Etheldreda

Activities for St Etheldreda

After the Easter holidays we will also be providing more formal, curriculum based resources and activities to support children's learning in Religious Studies across Key Stages 1-4. Please check back after 20 April to explore these resources further.

Links to resources will appear here

Children's Worship and Spirituality

Over the Easter holidays we will be providing daily opportunities for children to reflect on the Easter story and participate in Godly Play activities to help them to develop spiritually at a time when they won't have access to Junior Church or other Sunday School provision. Check back daily to see our latest resources below:

Friday 3 April

We are also working closely with our colleagues at Junior Church to ensure that children have access to the resources that they need to continue to explore their faith over the coming weeks and beyond Easter. Activities, reflections and resources will be posted here every Sunday from 19 April.

We hope that this will support you and your family at home over the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming you back to the Cathedral as soon as possible.