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Westminster Cathedral

Roman Catholic Primary School

Founded by
The Jesuit Fathers circa 1849

Trip to St. Paul's Cathedral

Year 2’s visit to St Paul’s cathedral

On Wednesday we had a trip to St Paul's Cathedral as part of our learning about the Great Fire of London. We got the Victoria line to Oxford Circus and then the central line to St. Paul's.

Year 2’s visit to St Paul’s cathedral

On Wednesday we had a trip to St Paul's Cathedral as part of our learning about the Great Fire of London. We got the Victoria line to Oxford Circus and then the central line to St. Paul's.

When we arrived we put our coats and bags in the education room and met a lady called Judy. After, we had a workshop where we learnt about how long it took to rebuild St Paul's after the Great Fire of London. We looked at some statues that were armless and legless. Can you believe they were over 350 years old?

We also did some role play, where we acted out the events of the Great Fire of London. We were houses which were on fire (Seren/Hannah), the house was made out of wood and straw. I was Christopher Wren who designed the new St Paul's Cathedral (Riley). 

An interesting fact, I found out was that in the olden days they thought the bigger the wig you had the more special you were. (Phoenix).

Then we had lunch to get energy for the big climb to the dome. We climbed over 400 stairs and when we got to the top most of us were creeped out by the metal spiral staircase, which were extremely narrow especially Miss Simmons. (Riley). However, it was worth it to reach the Golden Gallery because we saw a beautiful view of London including the London Eye, Monument and the River Thames.

We loved going to St. Paul's because it was a huge experience for us all.‚Äč

By Riley, Seren, Phoenix, Tyler and Hannah May.