Education: Former Education Projects
The winner of the Trust 2015 award for the best MA dissertation on Management of Cultural Heritage Views of York - Minster Views of York - Millennium Bridge Young Civic Trust preparations Lord Deramore's School, 2010 Mystery Plays Georgian Ball for sixth-formers in York Assembly Rooms Fall of Angels Mystery Play, 2006 Mystery Plays
Earlier projects organised by the Trust's Education Committee include art and drama.
is a good way to involve
pupils and students in York's history, especially in its famous Mystery
Plays. The York Cycle of Mystery Plays has a tradition dating back over
700 years. Performed from wagons, the guilds of York would present
stories from The Creation
to The Last Judgement
, at the church festival of Corpus Christi
(late May to late June). Having ended around 1570, the plays were
revived in 1951 and have taken place every three or four years since.
York Guilds last performed the Mystery Play Cycle on 13 and 20 July
York Civic Trust has also joined in. In 2012 a party of members attended the fascinating performance
in Museum Gardens.
For the 2010 York Mystery Plays cycle the Trust
worked with 25 young pupils from Lord Deramore's School, Heslington, who
performed the story of Moses and Pharaoh
in the garden of the Treasurer's House (National Trust) on Sunday 11
July. To see more pictures of Lord Deramore's School in rehearsal and
performing their play, click here
In the previous Mystery Play year, 2006, the Trust was pleased to organise a performance of The Fall of the Angels
involving over 60 secondary pupils from seven schools.
We have collaborated with the University of York by instituting a prize for the best student in the
Department of Archaeology's Cultural Heritage Management Masters
programme. In January 2015 Charlotte Paddock received her MA and her Trust award for her dissertation about Mongolian yurts. (pictured aside with her Head of Dept)
In 2007 the Civic Trust organised a Georgian Ball for York sixth formers: see this page.
Primary school children were invited to paint their favourite views of
York as part of the major exhibition 'Views of York' in 2012. There were
over 300 entries from 11 primary schools in York and the standard was
Winners of the competition were Christian Cain
, Minster School with his painting The Minster on a Windy Day
; Rosie Carter
, Lakeside School with her painting The Shambles
; Kevin Chirayil
, Lord Deramore's School with his painting The Bridge of York
; Amy Foster
, St Paul's School with her painting In a Different Light
; Molly Hazelwood
, St Paul's School with her painting St Mary's Abbey
and Daniel Hicks
, The Minster School with his painting Storm approaching the Chapter House
. The winning pictures were also published in the catalogue of the exhibition.
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