at what children need in the 21st century. The school embraced the ideao an Area Based Curriculum as a means o developing their curriculumthinking urther.
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Peterborough Cathedral is going through its own process o exploring itsrole as a aith institution in an increasingly diverse city, and staf viewedthe engagement with schools through the Peterborough Curriculum as anopportunity to engage young people in this process
“How does the Cathedral interact with the rest o the community? – andthat’s something important or the Cathedral because the Anglican churchis there or everyone as a resource: or anyone to use as regards aith orbelie and thereore our outward acing department works in conjunctionwith education.”
mk Tons, Schoos n Cont Ofc, Ptoogh Cth
Peterborough Cathedral are developing a strong outreach programmewith schools and the wider community and are keen to work closely withother aiths in the city as well. The vision is or the Cathedral to be aresource or learning across the curriculum, and to get beyond ‘pointingout the obvious arteacts’.
Teachers rom West Town were already used to working and planning incollaboration, and so wanted to embark on an open-ended process withthe Cathedral, with the project evolving as the year went on.
“[ We decided] we could leave the precise content or now and look atbooking in the time that the children come here. The project could goseveral diferent ways and we want to design it as it goes along – withcommunication between visits, o course, and an ongoing process o development and design.”
mk Tons, Schoos n Cont mng, Ptoogh Cth
The school also involved a number o diferent staf in the project,several o whom had the opportunity to interact with Cathedral staf whocame into the school to support planning.
“Genuine co-construction o curriculum with partners, we’d done oneteacher with one partner beore, but to do it across teams and units,I think was really powerul.”
Nkk Ch, Htch Wst Town P Schoo
As real world rame or the project the Year 3 and 4 students were com-missioned by the Cathedral’s head o Visits, Education and Heritageto make a display or the newly built Education Centre, aimed at othervisiting children, about the Cathedral and its Tudor history. Catherine o