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Year 10 Visit to Canterbury

Published on 25/06/19

Year 10 visited Canterbury for their humanities enrichment day on Wednesday 19 June. The day commenced with a visit to the Canterbury Tales Museum where pupils learnt about what a pilgrimage in the Middle Ages entailed, and heard some of Chaucer’s most famous stories recounted. This was followed by a city trail, in which pupils explored the historic city centre, seeking out some of its most interesting features. After lunch, pupils headed to Canterbury Cathedral for a tour, learning about the murder of Thomas Beckett and how the site evolved to be such a popular destination for pilgrims. Year 10 returned with an increased comprehension of the religious practice of pilgrimage, as well as an enhanced understanding of what life was like in medieval England.