Gothic Architecture Comes to Life on Fourth Grade Trip to National Cathedral

The Indian Creek School Class of 2026 enjoyed an awe-inspiring field trip to the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, November 2. At the Cathedral, the fourth grade students had the opportunity to see genuine gothic architecture up close and in person. While the students have studied this type of architecture during their exploration of Medieval and Renaissance life, the beauty and scale of this national landmark brought their lessons to life. The entire class formed a circle around one of the gigantic pillars that support the Cathedral and were were amazed at the size of the building. The class also enjoyed identifying gargoyles, flying buttresses, pointed arches, ribbed vaulted ceilings and the glorious stained glass windows. The beauty of the sun shining through the colorful windows was mesmerizing.