St. Mary’s Church launches brand new School Programme

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As part of the £1million St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze Conservation Project, the church is launching an exciting new schools programme exploring the church’s rich history and Art. For many years West Swindon schools have particularly benefited from having such a wonderful historic building on their doorstep, but visits have been understandably curtailed during Covid. However with the new term in sight, the church is hoping teachers will take a look at the new sessions on offer.

The programme has been designed in consultation with teachers to cover a range of curriculum areas: RE, History, Art and PSHE across Key Stages 1-4. Schools will have the opportunity to lead sessions themselves through Self-Guided Trails or, depending on availability of personnel, to book a facilitated session.

From discovering Medieval mermen to exploring selfies in the Stuart age, understanding ancient baptismal fonts to reflecting on modern day remembrance, this programme offers a hands-on, experiential approach to learning.

St. Mary’s Vicar, Revd. Clive Deverell, said ‘We are looking to the future when schools can safely return and thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Fund project we are able to offer a really well resourced series of learning sessions.’

To see the exciting new programme on offer click on link to the prospectus.