Education News

Church of England Primary School Leavers' Events 2022

This event for all children who attend Church of England primary schools in the diocese will be held at Bradford Cathedral on Thursday July 7th. The theme for this year is "Journey On!" which dovetails with our FREE youth pilgrimage activities and resources which you may find useful; these may be accessed by clicking on this link

There will be two opportunities for Year 6 children to take part. The morning session will commence at 10.30 and the afternoon session at 1.30. Booking is on line only. Please follow these links:

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For general queries please contact Maggie or Diane by email at

Image (c) Ian Beesley

As ever we wish to involve children in all aspects of the event and would like volunteers to write prayers and to act out the Bible reading, at each service. Please contact us if your children would like to volunteer. Once you have booked, we will send through a footprint template for each child to decorate and on which they may write a hope or a prayer.  We ask that these are returned to us by Monday the 4th July, so that we may use them to decorate the Cathedral for the Leavers' Service


Community Heritage Volunteers Project 2022

This term will see our Year 5 volunteer guides from Lapage Primary School taking over the Cathedral for two days and guiding schools from the Nurture Academies Trust around Bradford's oldest building.  Lapage artwork, inspired by this experience, by growing up in the city of Bradford and the experience of the pandemic, will also be displayed in St Aidan's Chapel and in the Cathedral Shop from the 6th June and this mini exhibition will be open to the public. Below are some of our Lapage partners in action.



Conflict in Ukraine

We are aware of children and schools wishing to explore the current situation in Ukraine and we have been talking to many children about this when they have visited over the last few weeks.

We do have units that may be adapted to help:  Peace and Remembrance, Everybody Comes from Somewhere and also Wellbeing sessions.

There are lots of locally produced resources that are excellent for teaching about peace, conflict, human rights and in particular for helping children to engage with the subject of refugees (not forgetting the excellent Boy 87 Bradford Transition Project). A number of national organisations also offer advice and support. Rather than replicate these resources or information we encourage schools to visit the following sites.   Bradford City of Sanctuary    Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre     UNHCR  Historical Association    Peace Museum

Please get in touch if we may be of any assistance.

Museums and Heritage 

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards in the 'Best use of Digital' category. Congratulations to all the other shortlisted nominees.


Learning Outside the Classroom at the Cathedral

Summer Term 2022

It is now possible for schools to book sessions for the summer term to bring class groups to visit the Cathedral ; our available slots are already filling up fast so don't delay in booking. Choose from our menu of provision and then get in touch by emailing or telephoning 01274 - 777720.


Youth Pilgrimage

We are pleased to announce that the diocesan online youth pilgrimages launched on  Monday October 18th are now live! Bradford, Ripon and Wakefield Cathedrals are each offering an online pilgrimage and resources suitable for young people. Each cathedral has  a different theme, Bradford's is 'The Gifts You Bring'; using the Cathedral building, artefacts, artwork and the stories associated with this sacred space, children and young people are encouraged to explore the gifts that we have been given and how we may give gifts to others. These resources are useful for both Christians and for those wishing to find out more about Christianity and Christian pilgrimage. Follow this link to find out more: