Our state-of-the-art classroom facilities in the Hostry Visitor & Education Centre have enabled the Schools Team to create a series of cross-curricular day programmes alongside the popular tours already on offer.
All our programmes are designed for Key Stages 1,2 and 3. Each programme combines at least 3 of the following National Curriculum subjects: RE, English and Drama, History, Science, Art and Design, PSHE/Citizenship, Music and PE.
Whether exploring bible stories from the medieval roof bosses or re-enacting the life of a Benedictine monk, these programmes use the creative arts to open the way for children to learn, reflect and express themselves through their encounter with such an awesome building.
Although Key Stage suitability is suggested, activities can be tailored to suit specific requirements and those with special educational needs. We frequently collaborate with secondary teachers to create and deliver a package tailored to requirements and are currently working on specific programmes for KS4 and 5.
We try to keep costs to a minimum. Prices for students are indicated after each activity and teachers and accompanying adults are free.
Teachers may also wish to lead their own group with the aid of one of our discovery trails.
To book a tour please consult our booking procedure or to discuss the particular requirements of your group please contact the Schools Officer (01603 218320).
Please note that the tours listed here are those organised by the Education Department for young people. We also have a range of interesting tours available for other (adult) visitors. For more information please see the Tours section of this website.