Children's Church Trail

Children's Church Trail

20 Nov 2018 - 10:58 BY The Arts Society Wensleydale

Pupils from Richmond Church of England Primary School were the first to try out the Children’s Trail of St Mary’s Church Richmond, devised by The Arts Society Wensleydale.  Teacher Lucy Hodges and 30 excited Year 4 explorers spent an hour researching, hunting and discussing answers to the quiz. 

“I did not know there was anything under the seats but I really like the dancing pigs” exclaimed one youngster on examining the choir stall misericords. The adult helpers also discovered new aspects of the 12thCentury Church, restored by the 19thCentury Gothic Revivalist Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Jackie Pope from the Society said:

 “Education and conservation are important strands of our work and the Children’s Trail ticks both boxes.  The more you know about something, the more likely you are to cherish it”.

The morning finished with drinks and chocolate eggs. Children’s Trail quiz sheets are available for everyone in St Mary's Church and visitors are very welcome.

The accompanying photograph, by Martin Haywood, featured twice in the Winter 2018 edition of The Arts Society Magazine.

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