Kingmoor Junior School’s Year 5 planned a day into Carlisle to learn more about their topic called ‘Our County’.

Pupils have learned about the geography of Cumbria and the history of Carlisle.

They had a focus on Mary Queen of Scots and wanted to learn more about the castle in which she was kept in before her execution at Fotheringhay Castle.

Deputy headteacher Mal White said: “As a school we were keen to ensure the pupils did not miss out on any more experiences. With restrictions being lifted, we have made every effort to support the learning and curriculum provision for our pupils by planning in trips.

“Pupils learn so much more by being immersed in subjects and experiences and we are thrilled the trip was able to go ahead as planned.”

Sarah Cameron, head of heritage learning, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome Kingmoor Junior School to the cathedral this week. After a long 16 months, it was a joy to once again hear the sounds of children’s voices echoing around our wonderful space.”

The students received a tour from the Cathedral which supported the historical timeline of the day. Both the cathedral and the castle will be celebrating 900 years next year. The kids were able to sketch both buildings and enjoyed the challenges involved.