Cathedral in the Classroom

On Wednesday 15th April, the RS department welcomed speakers from Truro Cathedral, to help Year 9 students understand more about the different stages of worship. The lesson was part of a unit on religious and spiritual experience, focussing particularly on Christian services in the High Church, discussing how the five senses are used during worship in the Cathedral every day.

Truro Cathedral Education Officer, Kirsten Gordon, and Jake Barlow, an adult member of the Cathedral Choir, spoke about the Cathedral’s history and importance today, as well as how worship takes place on a daily basis. The students were also treated to a short song verse by Jake, who dressed in the Choir’s robes to show the daily dedication of the choir’s members.

Mrs Brittain, RS Teacher, said: “It’s important for students to understand the religious history of their county and to have a deeper understanding of spiritual aspects of Christianity.  The visitors brought Christian worship to life through role play, dressing in vestments and using relevant artefacts and video technology to set off short clips about aspects of life at Truro Cathedral.  It is an interactive and kinaesthetic way of learning that appeals to many students.”