11 teachers trail

1. Avenue of limes. This avenue of limes was planted with money raised by subscription after the cemetery was opened.

2. Mill Road entrance. This is the entry point for the cemetery if you walk down the avenue of limes from Mill Road or come in by the Mackenzie Road gate. Just beside the gate is the flint-knapped lodge building, built in 1848, where the cemetery custodian originally lived. Funeral services were held here from 1848 to 1858, when the mortuary chapel was built.

3. Yew avenue.  This avenue of mature yew trees can provide inspiration for the Art Activity – Trees.

4. Reflective place.  A quiet area of the cemetery with a large tree to sit under – a perfect place to do reflective work with plenty of graves around.

5. Symbols.  This area of the cemetery is rich in graves carved with symbols for students to discover and wonder over.

6. Beeches and pines.  Look out for mini-beasts under the fallen leaves and branches of this shady area of the cemetery. These are the beech trees mentioned in the Arts Activity – Trees.

7. Meadow.  The meadow area near the Norfolk Street entrance is a good place to go mini-beast hunting if you have nets to sweep in the long grass. For a contrasting type of mini-beast hunt, head for the shady area under the beech trees or look around the broken graves near the central area.

8. Fig and cherry.  Here you can see the fig tree and cherry tree mentioned in the Arts Activity – Trees.

9. Funeral re-enactment.  This is the place to start the walk up to the entrance to the imagined chapel (central area) for the funeral re-enactment.

10. Central area.  The central area of the cemetery is a good place to gather the class on arrival and makes a natural amphitheatre for group discussions. The broken graves around the central area support an interesting range of wildlife, making this a good hunting ground for small flowering plants and mini-beasts. This is Stop 10 if doing map work or orienteering.