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.