Schools

Historic churches offer memorable learning experiences. Whether you're looking to bring the curriculum alive or creatively inspire learners, our expert team are here to help.

Remembrance 2021 Learning Resources

Following the Great War of 1914-1918, parish churches provided a local focus for commemorating the men from that community who had died in the war. Many churches installed rolls of honour and erected war memorials recording and remembering their names. The first Remembrance Day was marked in Great Britain in 1919 and the Royal British Legion adopted the poppy as a symbol of war remembrance in 1921.

CCT's teaching resources aimed at KS2 and Lower KS3 include a short film, PowerPoints and creative activities encouraging pupils to reflect on the meaning of Remembrance.

Open and download the full resource pack here: Download Remembrance resource pack

National Schools Learning Programme

We're delighted to offer a wide-ranging Learning Programme for schools, with engaging workshops which explore topics on a range of curriculum subjects from Art and History to Science and Engineering. Most Heritage Learning workshops are offered free-of-charge*.

Download Schools Learning Programme

Where possible, CCT's Heritage Learning team can work with teaching staff to deliver Covid-secure sessions for schools, both in historic churches and in the classroom. We are also offering an adapted programme in place of the usual school visits, with blended learning and digital workshops. Please contact the team to discuss your school groups' requirements.

Learning from historic churches

Churches are wonderful places to deliver many aspects of the curriculum and help learning to come alive in a practical and local context. They are great places to learn more about subjects like art, (local) history, archaeology, science, maths, architecture and heritage conservation – to name a few!

Looking for a Helping Hand?

Our Heritage Learning Team can tailor bespoke activities to your needs and deliver them in your local historic church or as outreach.

Or a Helping Handbook?

We can also provide teachers with everything they need for self-led, informal visits. See our teaching resources on this page for more information. Please always contact us to book your church visit, so we can ensure the church is open and available.