UC4 trip to Coventry Cathedral and the Buddhist Forest Hermitage
The UC4 students of Religious Studies recently went on the annual field trip to Coventry Cathedral and the Buddhist Forest Hermitage near Sherbourne, Warwickshire.
At the cathedral, girls were guided around the various monuments, sculptures and windows enriched with the symbolism of reconciliation. After the old cathedral was destroyed during the Second World War, Coventry's new cathedral was built as an act of compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation. This theme is one of the areas of study the girls examine as part of their Religious Studies GCSE.
After visiting the cathedral, girls were taken to the Theravada Buddhist Forest Hermitage, tucked away in the middle of gorgeous countryside and shady woods. There, the bhikkhus (monks) gave a talk about their choices to become ordained and their lives in the hermitage. Sat under the shade of a huge willow tree, and with the glorious summer weather, there seemed to be very few places you'd rather be at that point!
Mr Forward-Davies, Second in Religious Studies and Philosophy