Laurence Sterne Trust

Writing the Future

Husthwaite Primary School

St Nicholas in Husthwaite is a Norman church which dates from the twelfth century. It is made from local golden-coloured stone and the design of the church features some beautiful medieval stonework. When the children from Husthwaite Primary School visited the church with the creative writer and staff from The Laurence Sterne Trust they saw the grand carved archways surrounding the heavy wooden doors of the church, some intriguing features like bricked up doorways and sunken gravestones, and luminous examples of stained glass from the twelfth through to the twentieth century.

After their visit to St Nicholas, the children wrote about their experience of the church and the things it made them feel and imagine. You can read some examples of their work by following the link at the bottom of the page.

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