T-Rex sets its sights on Salisbury Cathedral

T-Rex sets its sights on Salisbury Cathedral

Published at 12:51pm 30th August 2019. (Updated at 12:05pm 2nd September 2019)

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There's a chance to step back to prehistoric times during the October half term.

Salisbury Cathedral is going Jurassic, or more accurately a little cretaceous, for a special programme of interactive workshops during the autumn break.

Educational programme Teach Rex will be bringing a life-like model of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a huge two-legged carnivorous dinosaur with powerful jaws and small clawlike front legs.

Dinosaur fans will be able to find more about what "one of the most magnificent beasts that has every roamed planet Earth".

T-Rex 2 credit Be Bold Studiosjpg
Dinosaur fans can find out more about the T-Rex.

Two former primary school teachers, Sam Bryan and Joseph Parsonage, are behind the company.

The duo are also running intimate Green Screen workshops designed to expand vocabulary whilst getting kids involved in a video, and allowing them to see themselves on the big screen with Jam, the friendly dinosaur.
The workshops are aimed at 3 -12 year olds.


You can get an idea of that Teach Rex do below.


The performances run from Saturday 26th to Mon 28th of October.

You can find out more and book on Salisbury Cathedral's website.


Children can also get creative and take part in fun, hands on, dinosaur themed craft workshops throughout the weekend.

The drop in sessions are all FREE.


Young visitors can also follow a specially prepared Fossil Trail around the Cathedral, uncovering traces of the building’s Jurassic past in the very stones from which it is built.

The Faraday Institute from the University of Cambridge are laying on drop in sessions on fossils and evolution (Saturday only).

Meanwhile on the South Transept on Monday 28 October between 10:30 and 16:00 you can also explore the seabed with Wessex Archaeology and discover how they use Marine Geophysics to preserve archaeology and inform the construction of wind farms.

Also on Monday between 10:30 and 14:00 the Jurassic Coast Trust will be on site with real fossils and information about their work.



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