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Today Shakespeare Class visited Coventry Cathedral to learn about the Blitz in Coventry. They investigated the ruins, new cathedral and the blitz museum with a recreated 1940’s kitchen, classroom and Anderson shelter. They heard the story of the cathedral and the events of the night of the 14th November 1940. They were able to get a feel for what it was like during wartime Britain and how people coped during the World War 2 with the challenges of evacuation, rationing and air raids.

They also discovered the symbols found in both the old and new cathedral and the meanings behind them. Coventry Cathedral is known all over the world as an international centre for reconciliation as it uses its own story as an example of the journey taken from a place of conflict to one of peace.