Getting to know the York of Yore

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Founded by the ancient Romans, York is a fascinating city steeped in history and of great interest to students as a site of religious interest.

Last week our Humanities department ran a joint GCSE History and Religious Education trip to York for over thirty Year 10 students. They toured the Minster, a 13th Century Gothic cathedral, viewing its main features and learning about its history and religious significance.

Taking the opportunity to dig deeper into York’s darker past, our intrepid students entered the York Dungeons where they had a ‘hands-on’ and scary tour through the history of crime and punishment of days gone by.

Their day finished with a visit to the Jorvik Centre – named after the Norse name for York – going even further back in time to the Viking Age in Britain.