On Wednesday 9th November, Year 10 and 11 RS students went to Chester Cathedral, as part of the Christianity module. The day consisted of an informative guided tour, as well as making mosaics and designing stained-glass windows.
Personally, I loved the tour very much- it felt almost surreal to walk through a place filled with so much history, having been founded as a Benedictine Abbey in 1902, as we were told during the tour. The dimly lit cloisters we walked through were once passed by monks hundreds of years ago, living a very different life to ours. Intricate ornamentations embellished the place immensely, and it was difficult to decide where to look, knowing each individual light (a stained-glass window), each individual mosaic and carving told a part of a story, representing something from history or from the Bible.
“Our students visited Chester Cathedral to learn more about Christianity, especially the Eucharist. It was a fantastic experience with highly knowledgeable guides; we particularly enjoyed the story of how pilgrim monks would travel to Chester and make carvings into the stone. This included one of a dog, scratching at a flea on its ear – demonstrating how God loves all creatures, including the flea!”-Mrs Edmundson
We have learnt so much from the trip and it was overall a very memorable experience. Many thanks to Mr Humphrys, Mrs Edmundson and the staff at the Cathedral for the brilliant day!
Written by Gloria C, Y10
Photos taken by Anika
AGGS MEDIA TEAM