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CANTERBURY LAUNCHES MEDIEVAL EDUCATION DAY ACROSS THE CITY

Top Canterbury organisations are coming together to present a very special education day for local schools. The Canterbury Tales, Westgate Towers, St Augustine’s Abbey, Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury Christchurch University and Whitefriars Shopping Centre are working in partnership to deliver the ultimate history experience for pupils aged between 7 and 11 years.

The day of activities, for Key Stage 2 classes, will bring history to life through a series of workshops, tours and challenges all themed around the medieval city. Students will hear historical stories, try their hands at medieval-inspired crafts, discover some of the city’s most ancient buildings and learn about archaeology and conservation. Costumed tour guides from The Canterbury Tales will be directing groups from venue to venue and Whitefriars Shopping Centre will create a central hub for all schools to use as a meeting point and a lunch area.

Lindsay Ridley, General Manager at The Canterbury Tales commented:

“By working in partnership, we are able to tell the city’s ancient stories in a really dynamic way. Canterbury has such a rich medieval history and we want to create a really exciting and valuable learning experience for local schools. It will help teachers engage their classes with our incredible shared local heritage and history. We would love this to become an annual event.”

The education day will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018. The whole day will cost £8 per child and teachers go free. For more information or to book, teachers can contact Chloe Ward, Marketing Manager at The Canterbury Tales on cward@canterburytales.org.uk or call 01227 696 002.

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