Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Year 4 visit to The Minster

Year 4 enjoyed their recent trip to King’s Lynn Minster together with other schools to learn all about local woman Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. The children really enjoyed learning about the Medieval period and these two important women who were significant for their writing and their devotion to religion.  

By the end of the day, the children could talk about their knowledge of Margery, a local woman to King’s Lynn who was so inspired by her vision of God that she went on pilgrimages and wrote ‘The Book of Margery Kempe’, one of the earliest autobiographies. This linked really well to Year 4’s topic of King’s Lynn.

They also discovered that although Julian of Norwich led a much quieter life, she also experienced visions of God which inspired her writing. The children were fascinated about how she devoted herself to a life of prayer and was kept in isolation. They particularly enjoyed the reflective story of Julian and the message of how ‘love is always the answer’.

It was also exciting to meet real-life sculptor Rosemary Goodenough who had created the sculpture ‘A Woman in Motion’ depicting Margery Kempe. They were very excited to be able to make their own clay sculpture inspired by this. 

Year 4 visit to the Minster