Special Schools are very welcome at the Cathedral and we offer multi-sensory tours in very small groups and use of our secure Education Suite. Its secure access provides a contained space that serves as a great base from which to explore the Cathedral. It offers private toilet facilities, cupboards for bags and coats and tables for crafts and/or lunch, and direct access to the Camery Garden (if dry).
The multi-sensory tour around the Cathedral involves touching different textures and materials; hearing a variety of sounds – singing, clock (and the amazing silence in a large space); smelling fragrant floral displays, incense and candles; and enjoying the visual diversity of light, colour, art, architecture, carvings, stained glass and the display at the clock. This has been enjoyed by many pupils with complex learning difficulties.
We tailor each visit to suit the needs of the children and young adults and offer activities such as flower-arranging and clay modelling if schools wish to stay for the day.
A multi-sensory tour costs £1.80 per pupil, and a full day programme including a tour and activities costs £3.90 per pupil.
The Cathedral Education Officer can be contacted directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01749 674483 Ext 212.