In their history and RS lessons, Year 5 have been learning about Thomas Beckett and the pilgrims who have been travelling to Canterbury Cathedral ever since his brutal death there in 1170.

On Tuesday we went on our very own pilgrimage there – even climbing on our knees up the worn stone steps to where Beckett’s tomb used to be, as pilgrims did all those centuries ago.

We had a fascinating day, with a guided tour of the Cathedral as well as various activities such as creating our own pilgrims’ badges, writing with quill pens and making mini stained glass windows.

To make it an even better day, King’s School in Canterbury had very kindly invited us to a delicious lunch in their Medieval dining hall, and we managed to fit in a whistle-stop tour of parts of the school while we were there too. A happy and very educational day was had by all!