St Davids Cathedral Pembrokeshire
St Davids Cathedral The Close, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6RH
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer
We are part of St Davids Cathedral's programme of educational outreach to children and young people.
This allows for schools and community groups to engage with the various facets of the Cathedral's life in conjunction with areas of the National Curriculum. Themed seasons and days use the skills of inspirational artists, educational practitioners and the local community to help visitors engage with Christian, historical and Welsh heritage.
These include Experience Easter and Harvest Festival. There are programmes on offer such as Megastructures and Maths as well as History Alive! We are always able to adapt programmes to be able to focus on anything particular for your group and also can come into schools for a pre or post visit session.
Ty'r Pererin offers space and opportunity for many to reflect on their pilgrimage through life and we have many packages with a pilgrimage focus including a pilgrimage transition day for Year 6 pupils. There are many ways in which visitors, adults, children and pilgrims can engage with the concept of pilgrimage and we have also hosted INSET days for school staff, as well as staff meetings.
We have links within St Davids to be able to offer other experiences and this is a unique place for children to have a high quality day of learning outside the classroom.
What is typically included?
We tailor each visit specifically to the needs of the group dependent on age, number and time available. This includes giving specific topic related visits.
We have packages for Foundation Phase, Key Stage 1-4 as well as specific programmes for Sixth Formers and adult learning groups. We have worked with pupils with PMLD and SEN and have a number of volunteers to help with any one-to-one needs.
Group Sizes Catered For
We welcome groups of any size and have had a group of up to 250 pupils. Large groups need to ensure they book well in advance.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We can come into schools to do a pre or post visit session and are happy to provide information or worksheets for teachers to do this themselves. Our visits often include work to be continued back in class or opportunities to take certain aspects of the visit further in group discussions and work at school.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Photography is permitted within both the Education and Pilgrimage Centre and within the Cathedral.
Risk Assessment Details
Once the initial enquiry is made we will send a pack with all the information needed including a booking form and a risk assessment.
Once the completed booking form has been received we will send a confirmation form with a timetable for your visit.
Education Officer Information
Janet Ingram - Education and Pilgrimage Officer
Clare Williams - Assistant Education and Pilgrimage Officer
T??r Pererin@ St Davids Cathedral
Quickwell Hill, St. Davids, SA62 6PD
Tel: 01437 729151
£1.50 per CHILD for half a day visit
£2.50 per CHILD for a full day visit
First Aid Information
First Aiders and available both in the Cathedral and in the Education and Pilgrimage Centre
Groups may eat a packed lunch within the Education and Pilgrimage Centre or there is outside space if the weather is good.
There is a shop within the Cathedral, there are small gifts and souvenirs available for between £1 and £5 as well as books and other larger items. The Refectory is open during lunchtime hours should groups wish to purchase a meal from there.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Both the Cathedral and the Education and Pilgrimage Centre have disabled access but please advise us on booking of what your needs and requirements are.
Opening Hours & Information
We are open Monday Friday and take bookings usually from 10-2.30 as a full day visit but this can be flexible depending on the needs of the group.
The team tailored the day to suit us, we couldn't have asked for more
Activities were relevant and age appropriate . All children engaged well
Well organised and structured time table
The Education Team were excellent and this is a super facility