Students make a 21st century pilgrimagePosted on: 5th Oct 2021
GCSE Religious Studies students made a pilgrimage by foot and by train to Canterbury. Students walked through the medieval gateway at the entrance to the city on their way to Canterbury Cathedral where they took part in an engaging guided tour. On the tour they learnt some of the interesting facts about Canterbury Cathedral, like why the Cathedral is not lined up properly, what the shields in the ceiling mean, what happened to Thomas Becket’s shrine and more. Students had the chance to re-enact the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, which they did with great enthusiasm. After the re-enactment, students took a moment to pause by the Thomas Becket sculpture, and reflect on its significance. After our tour of the Cathedral, we were welcomed to a Eucharist led by the Arch Deacon of Canterbury, The Ven Jo Kelly-Moore. Students had a picnic in the grounds of the Cathedral and then got to visit the gift shop. After a photo opportunity at the war memorial, our weary pilgrims trekked back through the medieval city to return to Maidstone. A great day was had by all.