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St Albans Education centre

St Columba's College has had a long friendship wth the abbey. It has recently become a school partner, providing funding for the award-winning education centre. This enables the centre to develop its many educational projects with the local community, as well as the partnership developing its own student outreach work at the abbey. Our students also actively engage with community projects, such as a number of our Sixth Form being trained to be Abbey Guides.  

Aims

The education centre works with all ages, faiths and abilities and welcome schools and youth groups from all over the UK and overseas.Funding provides the opportunities to work with new community groups.

Background

SCC, and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart have had a long friendship with the abbey. There are many partnerships with the abbey, from whole school Masses celebrating the feast of our patron saint to educational trips at the abbey, many choristers from SCC sing in abbey services to twilight carols at Christmas. 

Resources

Funding provided by the school

Developing student outreach projects with the abbey - 3 Sixth Form youth guides

Impact

As stated on its website, 'The award winning Education Centre at St Albans Cathedral brings all manner of subjects to life in original and surprising ways. From history, English, maths, art and design, music and RE, our enriching programmes compliment the National Curriculum. Trained teachers lead small groups and instil a sense of wonder, discovery and fun. '

Pupil Involvement

Developing student outreach projects with the abbey

Frequency

Ongoing work with the abbey throughout academic year and an annual donation.