Children's Church Trails

Hunting for more than Easter eggs

Pupils from Richmond Church of England Primary School were the first to try out the Children’s Trail of St Mary’s Church Richmond, devised by members of The Arts Society Wensleydale.  Teacher Lucy Hodges and 30 excited Year 4 explorers spent an hour researching, hunting and discussing answers to the quiz. 

“I did not know there was anything under the seats but I really like the dancing pigs” exclaimed one youngster on examining the choir stall misericords.

 The adult helpers also discovered new aspects of the 12th Century Church, restored by the 19th Century Gothic Revivalist Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Jackie Pope Chair of the Society said:

 “Education and conservation are important strands of our work and the Children’s Trail ticks both boxes.  The more you know about something, the more likely you are to cherish it”.

The morning finished with drinks and chocolate eggs. Children’s Trail quiz sheets are available for everyone in St Mary's Church. 


For information about The Arts Society Wensleydale please contact Ros Higson on 01765 635244 Copyright photographs by Martin Haywood with parental permission.