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Discovering Westminster Abbey: A History Lesson for Preschoolers

Join us on a journey to Westminster Abbey as we explore its rich history and share fascinating stories with preschoolers and how it benefits our preschool children at our Westminster nursery in the heart of Pimlico. Having such wonderful cultural monuments, such as Westminster Abbey, is part of our broad cultural programme for our preschoolers who regularly go out for visits of these sites, which include London's Southbank, London Eye, London Aquarium, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster / Houses of Parliament, Tate Britain, Westminster Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and more besides. If you, like us, believe that your children should benefit from all that London has to offer, why not try a school that is based in and around the excitement that it can a visit today

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Unveiling the Magnificent Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a magnificent building located in the heart of London. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been a place of worship for over a thousand years. The abbey is known for its stunning Gothic architecture and intricate stone carvings. Preschoolers will be amazed by the grandeur and beauty of this historic landmark.

A Royal Connection: Westminster Abbey and the British Monarchy

Westminster Abbey has a deep connection with the British monarchy. It has been the site of coronations, weddings, and funerals of many kings, queens, and other members of the royal family. Preschoolers will learn about the important role Westminster Abbey plays in the history of the British monarchy and how it has witnessed significant events throughout the years.

The Coronation of Kings and Queens

One of the most significant events that take place at Westminster Abbey is the coronation of kings and queens. Preschoolers will discover the traditions and rituals associated with coronations, such as the anointing of the monarch with holy oil and the crowning ceremony. They will also learn about the regalia and symbols of power used during the coronation.

Remembering the Great: Famous Burials at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of many famous individuals. Preschoolers will be introduced to some of these notable figures, such as writers, poets, scientists, and monarchs. They will hear stories about these influential people and their contributions to history and culture. It is a chance for preschoolers to understand the importance of commemorating and remembering great individuals.

Fun Facts and Activities to Engage Preschoolers

To make the learning experience more interactive and engaging, here are some fun facts and activities for preschoolers:

- Create a mini model of Westminster Abbey using craft materials

- Play a game of 'Guess the Monarch' using pictures of past kings and queens

- Have a mini coronation ceremony with a paper crown and a pretend scepter

- Learn and sing traditional hymns that are often sung at Westminster Abbey

These activities will help preschoolers to actively participate in the history lesson and make it a memorable experience.