Independent Schools Cultural Alliance - ISCA – Summer Programs in the UK

Day Five – Canterbury

Today the sun was shining as we headed into Canterbury. Our agenda involved visiting the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. From when Augustine founded the cathedral in AD597, to when Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170, there was a lot for the students to see and learn. 

We then went on a boat trip along the River Stour where we found out more about the city and saw the ducking stool. This was a chair which dunked ‘witches’ into the river in the 15th century. Afterwards, the students had lunch and free time to explore the stunningly historic UNESCO Heritage Site which is Canterbury. In that time, they explored the beautiful streets, went shopping and tried some typically English boiled sweets. 

Tomorrow we’re off to Covent Garden and the Houses of Parliament to learn about the heart of the British Government. Let’s see if our students can work out how to resolve Brexit while they’re there.