Twenty of our Year 8 pupils, ten from 8JH and ten from 8VM took part in this year's first R.E. MAPP (more able pupil project) Day. Mrs Moran and Mrs Bushell travelled with the pupils to Winchester via the Red Jet and train. It was a beautiful weather, as Mr Peace had predicted on his Met Blog, and we strolled from the train station through the gates of the City in sunshine. As the connections went so smoothly we had an hour to spare so visited the Winchester City Museum which is in the grounds of the Cathedral and travelled in time from the Iron Age on the third floor, through Anglo Saxons to the Tudors on the ground floor. The Museum looked at how Winchester as a city had changed over the years. We then had a guided tour of the Cathedral and were amazed by the trails and tribulations it had incurred since it was first built, from having its magnificent stained glass window destroyed and rebuilt by the people of Winchester, to a deep sea diver being called in to rebuild the foundations with cement. After lunch we attended a workshop which looked at the Winchester 12th century illstrated Bible. Before we saw the book we found out which natural materials they used to illustrate the initial letter, one of which was gold leaf. We saw the beautifully neat handwriting of the one monk who wrote the whole book which was later illustrated by a number different people. You will see from the photographs some of what we saw and we are now busy preparing a display board for the whole school to see what we did on our MAPP day.