Power and Politics
Site: Kirkstall Abbey
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church. We will use different sources of information including the abbey buildings, artefacts, pictures and documentary evidence. Pupils should appreciate why people chose to become monks and the rules that governed their daily lives. This workshop also looks at why people may have become disaffected with the church using examples from Kirkstall and asks if the complaints were fair. This workshop can be differentiated for different ability levels, information will be presented in a variety of formats and opportunities will be given for pupils to discuss and dispute.
For more information contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2305492.
History: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30