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Encountering rare items on display in their Treasures of the British Library gallery alongside digitised collection items in their Learning Centre, students will develop confidence in interpreting sacred texts and uncovering the many roles they play in religion.

Celebrating texts, manuscripts and sound recordings from nine religions, spanning over 1000 years, this session supports learners in understanding the concept of a sacred text and the deep connections and common threads between those from different faiths.

Through a range of activities, students will encounter a book written entirely in gold, a text written only in pictures, the prayer book of an Indian princess and one of the earliest Qur’ans in the world.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Religious Studies

Topics: Christianity, Literature, Reading, Stories, Storytelling, Team Building, The Qur’an, Prayer Book, The Harley Golden Gospels

Type: At Venue

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: Free

Dates: Mon - Fri: 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30

Min. Students: 10 (no minimum number for SEN groups)

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The British Library offers an expansive programme for primary and secondary learners which encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration, enriching the curriculum and developing lifelong learning skills.

Visits are free of charge, available all year round and can be self-guided or led by one of their Learning facilitators.

New workshops for this year include explorations of their map and artists’ books collections. Plus, find out more about library tours, workshops and private views related to their upcoming exhibitions Animals: Art, Science and Sound, and Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, as well as ground-breaking exhibitions on digital storytelling and author Malorie Blackman.

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