Learn at Kirkstall Abbey

Learn at Kirkstall Abbey

At Kirkstall Abbey we can help you deliver varied and original skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Our Learning Team offer a range of themed packages linked to the National Curriculum or standard activities such as social history.

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For further information or to make a booking, please contact us:

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0113 378 4079
(10am – 4pm)

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Arty in the Abbey


This session is full of fun art activities designed to help pupils to understand and explore our wonderful ruins.

Arty in the Abbey

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05 February 2019


Health and Hygiene


Why were people in medieval times so preoccupied with death? Why did medieval monks live so long? What did they eat?

Health and hygiene

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08 February 2019


Hideous History – Monks and Tudors


Why did Tudor doctors shave chickens’ bottoms? What did monks do with wee? Why were beetles so important in making books?

Hideous history monks and tudors

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If stones could speak


Fun practical activities including puppets, art rubbings and dressing up help pupils to understand the different materials used in old buildings and how buildings change over time.

If stones could speak

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Maths at the Monastery


Experience practical maths in action! A range of simple methods and equipment will be used to estimate and calculate length, area and height.

Maths at the monastery

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Mellow Monks


Are your pupils feeling stressed or finding it hard to concentrate?

Mellow monks

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Power and politics


Develop pupil’s interpretation and enquiry skills by exploring medieval life in the abbey, change over time and the power of the Church.

Power and politics

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‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ story sack


Share the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

The hungry caterpiller

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What was it like to be a Monk at Kirkstall Abbey?


We will start with a talking timeline covering 850 years with pupils taking on the roles of important people in Kirkstall’s history.

What was it like to be a monk

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Why is Kirkstall Abbey important?


When was Kirkstall Abbey was built? Who actually lived here? Why is it so big? And why is it still important today?

Wh is Kirkstall Abbey important

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