SCHOOL VISITS

SCHOOL VISITS

The Minster is a fantastic setting for school visits.

We welcome school groups from EYFS through to Key Stage 4.

We can provide bespoke visits, guided Minster tours and educational learning programmes. We also welcome pre-booked self-conducted visits.

Please complete the booking form at the bottom of the page and we will contact you to discuss your requirements.

Anna and Cathy, Learning and Engagement Officers

A visit to Beverley Minster is a whole day out. Our learning workshops run throughout the morning, we can provide a space for you to eat your lunch and would encourage you to spend the afternoon exploring the Minster in small groups. We are happy to provide guidance and support for afternoon activities.

SANCTUARY STORIES

Join us in this interactive workshop and discover the story of St John and Athelstan and how the Minster was granted the right of sanctuary.   Bring to life the stories of people who sought sanctuary at the Minster and become immersed in your very own story of sanctuary. It’s up to you to work out what led a person to commit their crime and are they really guilty?

This visit includes drama and creative writing and is aimed primarily at children in Key Stage 2, but can be tailored to Key Stage 1 pupils.

90 minutes

Maximum 30 children

Curriculum links

KS1 History – Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Citizenship – Recognise what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong
English – Writing down ideas and including new vocabulary
RE – Belonging, believing and places of worship
KS2 History – Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
A local history study
Citizenship – Research, discuss and debate events
English – Identify purpose of writing and select appropriate forms
RE – Justice and freedom


THE WRITING ON THE WALLS

Explore the story of sanctuary at Beverley Minster and discover how past visitors to this beautiful, historic building left their mark. How would you leave your mark? What would it say about you? What are the places, the issues, the people and the objects that define you? Consider and reflect on sanctuary, self and society in the modern day in this hands-on, interactive workshop.

This visit includes art and design and is appropriate for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

90 minutes

Maximum 30 children

Curriculum links

KS1 History – Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Citizenship – Recognise what is fair and unfair, and what is right and wrong
Art – Develop a range of art techniques
RE – Believing and caring for the world

KS2 History – Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
A local history study
Citizenship – Research, discuss and debate events
Art – Develop creativity and experiment with graffiti art techniques
RE – Expressions of faith and hopes and visions

or complete the application form at the bottom of the page.

In welcoming groups from KS3 and KS4, we recognise that you may not require a led workshop but please contact us to arrange a bespoke visit or tour.

We are happy to discuss your requirements and provide a visit package to meet your needs.

Beverley and its churches

Join us to explore both the Minster and St Mary’s Church in one day!  

Find out about sanctuary at the Minster and stories in the ceiling at St Mary’s. Explore these beautiful historic buildings.   Compare the two! What can you see that is similar? How are these special places different? Be a detective for the day and use your senses to see, touch, listen and smell. We’ll investigate the buildings and the people who have brought them to life.

This visit includes art and design and writing and is suitable for either KS1 or KS2 pupils.

Full day visit to St Mary’s Church and the Minster.

Maximum 30 children at each site (The visit can accommodate 60 children across the two sites)

Curriculum Links

KS1 History – Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Citizenship – To take part in discussions and develop relationships through work
English – Writing down ideas and including new vocabulary
RE – Belonging, believing and places of worship
Art – Develop a range of art techniques
KS2 History – A local history study
Citizenship – To think about the lives of people living in other times
English – Identify purpose of writing and select appropriate forms
RE – How buildings and artefacts play a part in worship
Art – Develop creativity


A journey of pilgrimage

What’s important to you? What defines you? Consider and share the things that you value. Reflect on the journey of a sanctuary seeker at the Minster and discuss modern day sanctuary. Take your own journey of pilgrimage from the Minster to St Mary’s church. Think about the stories that provided a welcome at St Mary’s, how did people communicate their stories?

This visit includes creative writing and drama and is aimed at KS2 pupils.

Full day visit to the Minster and St Mary’s Church.

Maximum 30 children at each site (The visit can accommodate 60 children across the two sites)

Curriculum Links

KS1 History – Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Citizenship – Share opinions on things that matter to you and explain your views
English – Writing down ideas and including new vocabulary
RE – Belonging, believing and places of worship
KS2 History – A local history study
Citizenship – Use imagination to understand other people’s experiences
English – Identify purpose of writing and select appropriate forms
RE – Places of worship

or complete the application form below.

Guided Tour for educational settings and schools

A guided tour of the minster with a particular focus on the story of sanctuary.

Discover how Beverley Minster is influenced by its historic role as a place of sanctuary and how this is reflected in its role in contemporary society.

This visit can be adapted to meet the needs and interests of the visiting group.

It is suitable for all key stages and a member of the Minster team will discuss your personal requirements.

Our sanctuary topics in brief

Before you complete the school visit application form, please read our guidance for schools.

School visit application form

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