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LEARNING
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.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and the current government guidelines, we are not currently able to offer our usual range of activities. However, we are able to offer a variety of sessions on-line.

If you were booked in for one of our Story and Songtime sessions or a Home Educators Podshop, your booking has been automatically transferred to our virtual sessions. We have had to adapt the content of our Podshops so that they best suit online learning and they are now as follows:

11 January - Legends of the Fens: Settle down with a cup of ale at "The Merry Monk" and listen as the travelling story teller Millicent Greene tells tales of the Fens. She'll be telling you all about Tom Hickathrift who fought a giant and how to avoid the Lantern Men of the Fens. Discover how to protect yourself as you journey through the Fens.

25 January - Medieval Cookery with Ellyn: Join the Bishop of Ely's cook for a lesson in medieval cuisine she'll show you how to make some staple dishes and talk to you about the ingredients that could be found in the medieval kitchen

8 February - Love and Chivalry in medieval times: Join Alianor, a high class medieval lady as she looks forward to St Valentine's Day. She will be explaining how the saints day became associated with love after Chaucer published "Parlement of Foules", as well as helping us all understand what chivalry is and how we can become more chivalrous! Read the first recorded Valentine, sent from the Duke of Orleans to his wife whilst he was imprisoned in England, and have a go at designing and writing your own chivalrous valentine.

​You will receive a pdf pack of resources before each session to help children to engage with the activities before and after. Each session will start at 1pm.

Since we are now offering these online, we are able to allocate more places. Should you wish to book a place on one of the above Podshops do so at the link below.

We are also able to offer a range of virtual lessons for schools, please contact learning@elycathedral.org for further information and to book.