Rochester Cathedral Trip
In our RE lessons we have been learning all about the different ways that Christians know and understand God. As part of this we have been considering the question ‘What do cathedrals show about what Christians believe about God?’
Rather than just look at pictures of a cathedral, Miss Grix organised a trip for all of us to visit one. We were given a guided walk and talk around the Rochester Cathedral – one of the best in the country – we learnt so much. Lunch in the garden of Rochester castle was very pleasant too!
Here are some of the things the children said about their Cathedral visit:
Jagvir and Paige - 'The stained glass windows were so colourful and told stories that you could see.'
Jonelle – 'I liked the Lady Chapel where you light candles to remember people.'
Federico – 'I could see that the Cathedral was built like one big cross.'
Anand – 'It was good to see what we had been learning about in RE lessons, all around us in the cathedral.'
Rochester is a real jewel in Medway’s crown – and we couldn’t leave without a visit to the Guildhall museum. As part of our ‘Time Tunnel’ studies, the resident Historian Dr Jeremy Clarke gave us a terrific talk all about crime and punishment in times gone by.
Kanyi – 'Dr Clarke told us all about the people who went to jail, even just for stealing a handkerchief or bacon. The court might sentence you to life and you would have to stay there forever!'
Jason – 'Peter and I role-played being prisoners, we had to wear irons (leg shackles) – you wouldn’t like it on a prison hulk (a prison ship from 200 years ago), you could end up on one even if you were just 8 years old!'