Workshops for gifted and talented children

Our team is set to host a range of unique and bespoke workshops aimed at children over 10 years old who have been identified as exceptionally ‘able, gifted and talented’.

The workshops link in with our project, which aims to engage people in the Cathedral’s past, archaeology and architecture through activities and events to educate, inspire and inform.

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The ‘challenging and empowering’ workshops will be facilitated by Tomorrow’s Achievers Educational Trust, which offers masterclasses for exceptionally able children across a range of subjects in venues throughout the country.

The Tomorrow’s Achievers workshops, which will cover topics such as hidden treasures in the Cathedral, animals of imagination and assumptions behind body language, will take place on Saturday’s at 10am-4pm from November 2017 until April 2018.

Each workshop will include a visit to our magnificent Cathedral where children will get the chance to absorb its beauty, history and philosophical enquiries this wonderful building presents to the exploring mind. There are also two training days that parents and carers of the children participating can get involved with.

We are delighted to have the chance to hose these dynamic and diverse workshops that will provide exciting learning experiences for gifted and talented children.

This course will give children the chance to experience something special in Lincoln Cathedral, which is the heart of our historic city. Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment we would encourage people to reserve places as soon as possible.

Everything you need to know including how to book, dates and applying for a grant can be found here: https://lincolncathedral.com/education-learning/tomorrows-achievers/

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How the Connected team celebrated Lincolnshire Day

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A variety of events took place across Lincolnshire on 1st October to celebrate Lincolnshire Day, which marks the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising, a revolt by Catholics against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII on 1st October 1536.

Since 2006 the city comes together each year to mark the occasion and to celebrate what makes Lincoln great.

This year, the Lincolnshire County Showground organised a range of activities for children to celebrate Lincolnshire Day, including crafts, seed planting and pizza making.

Never one to miss an opportunity to share the Connected vision and the history of Lincoln Cathedral – we took part and designed two art and maths-linked activities based on the ‘Teaching Window’ dedicated to George Boole. School children aged from 6 to 9 designed their own animal-themed stained-glass windows using Pentominoes and took away light-catchers they had decorated.

It was a fantastic day and we worked with around 80 children from three local schools. The opportunity allowed us to share the story of George Boole, born in Lincoln in 1815, a child-genius who went on to become a great scientist and mathematician. He is most famous as the founder of ‘Boolean Logic’ without which there would be no computer age as we know it. The stained-glass window called the ‘Teaching Window’ at Lincoln Cathedral is dedicated to him as it depicts his favourite passage of the bible, the calling of Samuel.

George Boole was the focus of our task and the children really got into the spirit of the event. It was also a brilliant chance for us to build relationships with the schools and their teachers.

Lincoln Cathedral is an iconic place for Lincoln and the Connected team were proud to attend the event to represent the Cathedral.