Leicester Cathedral visit

Self-led visit to Leicester Cathedral

Add on a visit to Leicester Cathedral, where King Richard was reinterred in March 2015, for an additional £1 per pupil.

Duration: Combine a visit to the Cathedral with the Visitor Centre for a whole day visit.

Learning outcomes:

  • Pupils will understand the series of events which led to Richard becoming King in 1483, the events around the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, and the subsequent discovery of his remains in a car park in Leicester in 2012.
  • Pupils will learn about the different scientific and archaeological methods used to research, excavate and verify the remains of the last Plantagenet King of England.
  • Pupils will gain more understanding of everyday life in medieval Britain and how it differs from the present.
  • Pupils will learn about the key features of a Christian place of worship and how the building is used.

National Curriculum links
History: Local History Study KS2/KS3; Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain KS3.
English/Drama: Shakespeare KS3
Science: Genetics & Evolution: Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes KS3; Working scientifically KS2
R.E.: Visit to a place of worship KS2, KS3

To add on a visit to the Cathedral, please contact our schools booking team by email or call 0116 229 4132