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Exhibiting over 14 paintings, as well as sculptures and videos, Peter Walker’s work adorns towns and cities nationally and internationally.

This exhibition takes a look at the contemporary interpretation of the Journey to the Cross, including new and innovative ways and means of exploring the suffrage, hope and message behind each of the traditional stages of the journey of Christ to the Cross, as well as the resurrection. Incorporating painting, sculpture, and audiovisual/projection artwork, the exhibition was designed as though walking through the artists’ studio and allowing the visitor to feel as though they are seeing the artworks develop.

Suitable for upper Key Stage 2 and Secondary pupils and led by the St Albans Cathedral Artist in Residence, schools can book a special 90-minute workshop centred around the exhibition. The workshop would include:

  • A guided tour of the exhibition
  • A comparative look at the Cathedrals artwork, including the medieval wall paintings
  • An opportunity for children to respond artistically to the exhibition

Shorter, self-guided sessions are also available.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Art & Design, History, Religious Studies

Topics: Christianity

Type: At Venue

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cost: Full day visit with two activities: £8.50 per child; Half day visit with one activity: £4.50 per child

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Students: N/A

Max. Students: 120 students

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About St Albans Cathedral.

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St Albans Cathedral Learning Department offers an award-winning school program, with options for guided, worksheet and self-guided visits to the Cathedral, as well as virtual and outreach activities.

Covering a range of curriculum areas, they offer activities for students of all Key Stages including teaching about Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Victorians, RE and learning about the Christian Faith, as well as Maths and Science.

Using role play, artefacts, experiential learning and the building itself, students encounter the stories and history of St Albans Cathedral and learn in new and inspiring ways through a variety of trails and workshops. A fascinating and thought-provoking day in this magnificent setting can provide new skills, deeper understanding and a stimulus for further study.


Sandford Award 2018 – 2023

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, Cathedrals and museums across the British Isles. Now in its 40th year, sites can apply for the award every 5 years and, in 2018, the Learning Department received the Sandford Award for the 6th consecutive time!

“The programmes offered by the talented and experienced Education team are outstanding. Teachers organising school visits here can be confident that their pupils will be totally engaged and inspired.”
Sandford Assessor, June 2018

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