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Autumn 2021 Home Educators Podshops

Interactive and engaging workshops for children.

Split into 2 age categories: 5+ or 8/9+

Tickets on sale from the links below.

Book either individual sessions or for the whole term.

£6 per individual session, or £30 for all sessions. 

Focus of the Term: Henry VII and the dissolution of the Monasteries. 

6 September - What did the monasteries ever do for us?
20 September - What was the reformation all about?
4 October - Why did Henry VIII REALLY break with Rome?
8 November - What happened after Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries?
22 November - How did the closing of the monastery affect the people of Ely?
6 December - Did Henry do the right thing?

9.30 - 10.30am - Sessions aimed at children who like to learn in an all age setting, suitable for children age 5+
Discover more about the impact that Henry VIII had on our Cathedral and life in England. We'll look for clues in the cathedral and find out more about why the monasteries were so important and how life changed when they were closed down. We'll be thinking about why Henry VIII really wanted to set up his own Church of England and examine his motives. Each session leads to the next, helping children build their knowledge and understanding of the reformation and dissolution of the monasteries through a range of hands on activities delivered by our learning team and historical characters.

1.30 - 2.30pm - Sessions aimed at children who are looking for extra challenge, suitable for children aged 8/9+
Discover more about the impact that Henry VIII had on our Cathedral and life in England. We'll be finding out how the monasteries helped people and what impact their closure had on those who had relied on them. Children will have the opportunity to investigate and assess Henry VIII's motives in breaking with Rome, creating his own Church and closing the monasteries as well as finding out more about the new protestant faith that became so popular.