Year 13 enrichment trip to Westminster Abbey
On Friday 22nd November, Year 13 visited Westminster Abbey for a guided tour workshop as an introduction to their A Level study of the Elizabethan religious settlement. After an introduction to the history of Westminster Abbey and the significance of Coronation at Westminster Abbey, we were given a special guided tour. Using the Abbey itself as a historical source, the expert guides explored with us the early reign of Elizabeth I and the events of the religious settlement. The history was ‘brought to life’ as students retraced the footsteps that Elizabeth I herself took on her Coronation. The students found the trip extremely worthwhile in supporting their learning and were still talking about it on the train ride back to Hatfield. As Zoe P commented ‘I found out so much I didn’t know and it has inspired me to find out much more about Elizabeth’. What a great testament to the power of enrichment trips!