Year 2 visit St Paul’s Cathedral


St Paul's High Altar and Dome
St Paul's Cathedral
John Donne

This term in History Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London.

On Monday 30 January and Tuesday 31 January Year 2 visited St Paul's Cathedral to attend a 'London is Burning' workshop. The day was a great success and the children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and tour around St Paul's Cathedral. A very big thank you to all the parents and Father Andrew, who were able to accompany the children on this educational visit.

Here are some of the things that the children learnt on their visit to St Paul's.

I learnt that there have been four cathedrals and three have burnt down. I also learnt that the third cathedral had no Spire but it had scaffolding made out of wood. I enjoyed it when some children dressed up and did a little bit of a play.

We found out that there were some statues that people had painted but when the fire started the paint went from colours to black. Also some pieces fell off the statues.

Our guide was Peter, he showed us another statue. It was of John Donne, the dean of St Paul's Cathedral and he wasn't alive in the Great Fire of London but his statue was still white because he had fallen into the crypt where bankers had put their books and the rich people had stored their furniture.