Outdoor Learning at St Francis

Year 6 Jewish Living Workshop – January 2019

Year 6 were invited on Wednesday to visit the Jewish Living Workshop which was taking place at the Anglican Cathedral. The children have been learning about Judaism and this workshop provided an excellent opportunity to meet Jewish people who could explain all about their faith and what it meant to them.

We had a chance to taste some food found on a Seder plate at Passover, discovered how Jewish people celebrate Sabbath, examined a Torah scroll and got to try on particular pieces of clothing which Jewish people wear when they pray.

Year 6 were able to look around the Cathedral and it was very interesting to see the similarities and differences between this place of worship and our own Cathedral on Earlham Road as well as noting the heritage shared by both Judaism and Christianity.

The Cathedral staff were very complimentary on the children’s behaviour and their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith and hoped that we would visit again. A great day out had by all!