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As well as hosting group visits at the shrine and church for both children and adults, visits to schools can be arranged through Pauline Lovelock (pictured right), the Friends of Julian Learning Project Officer.

Drawing on her wide experience of teaching children and students of all ages, Pauline has developed a cross-curricular approach for schools, engaging with a diverse range of subjects including Religious Education, English, Art, History, Music, Photography and Critical Thinking. A booklet based on this work will be published soon, providing a comprehensive guide for teachers.

Pauline's work with younger children uses art, music, dance and reflective storytelling to spread knowledge of the writings of Julian of Norwich in a vivid and engaging way. Learning opportunities are also available for older children and adults, exploring Julian's writings in their historical context, and reflecting on the ongoing relevance of Julian's life and work for contemporary seekers, both religious and secular.

A presentation especially designed for school assemblies is available - Julian, A Special Lady of Norwich - highlighting the medieval world in which Julian lived and her rich historical, spiritual and literary heritage.

For more information and to request a school assembly visit, contact Pauline on learning@friendsofjulian.org.uk or 01603 767380.

VISIT OF LEARNING PROJECT OFFICER PAULINE LOVELOCK TO LOURDES On October 22nd Pauline Lovelock leaves for a week's visit to the diocese of Lourdes and the famous pilgramage Shrine. She goes a the invitation of the Bishop of Lourdes to act as an adviser to those concerned with the reception and teaching of children at the Shrine. The Bishopm Mgr Jacques Perrier, recently visited the Julian Shrine at his own request while based at Walsingham for a Conference of Rectors of Marian Shrines in Europe. He spent a lengthy period at the Shrine with Pauline and several of the Trustees of the Friends of Julian and was greatly impressed by all he experienced and especially by the quality of work undertaken with children. Pauline's invitation is a direct outcome of this visit and marks a significant link between the two Shrines which in their different ways have a profound impact on pilgrims from around the globe. Pauline will be keeping us all up to date with a blog written through JC - Julian's Cat to find out how the trip is going follow the link hhtp://julianscatonpilgrimage.blogspot.com