Activity weeks for children are run throughout the year. They vary from those focusing on our shared history such as the ‘Blitz’ week to those focusing on the Cathedral’s magnificent collection of 20th century art such as the ‘Messy Arts’ week. During these weeks visits by schools have become incredibly popular and we now cater for around one hundred children a day throughout both the ‘Blitz’ and ‘Messy Art’ weeks. Children greatly enjoy the experience.
Children’s favourite aspect of the Blitz week is coming in costume and interviewing actors who are playing fireman, Provost Howard, a Coventry housewife and a WVS lady. We have found that these weeks shape the children’s attitude towards reconciliation in a positive way and allow them to better understand their local and national history.
Messy Arts Week
Arts week is always a highlight of our year! What makes the week such fun is the vast range of messy and creative activities in which the children are allowed to get stuck into – including the use of clay, charcoal and paint prints to discover their creative side by reproducing works from across the Cathedral.
How you can help
We would really love to be able to continue running these themed weeks as they have in recent years garnered a huge amount of enthusiasm from children and teachers alike. They have now reached a point where their popularity means that they are anticipated by returning schools in advance every year. However the only way we can continue to put on weeks like this is through the generous support of the public.