CHILDREN took part in a historic trail to learn about the architecture, culture and art of a small village church.

South Ascot Village School pupils visited All Souls' Church to take part in an activity day, where thirty pupils got to answer illustrated questions about the history of the building.

Elizabeth Kurn, member of The Arts Society Englemere, said: "We very much enjoyed researching and writing the trail so it was a real pleasure to see how enthusiastically the children took part.

"The excited conversations in the groups showed how involved they all were.

"There are some beautiful features in the church and we hope this trail will encourage many more children to appreciate them."

The Year 5 students took to their pens and clipboards to answer twelve questions of the church and sketched out key features of what they see around them.

Through this activity trail, they learnt about the different features of the church, studied the 'beautiful' stained glass windows, counted angels and discussed the use of the lectern and pulpit.

Elizabeth Kurn added: "The aims of The Art Society Trails are to guide children aged eight to twelve years old around a place of worship or historical building looking at its art, artefacts, architecture and history to provide an enjoyable experience for them."

Representatives of The Art Society helped assist the thirty children by helping them understand different features of the church and their use.

The Arts Society Englemere meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at St George's School, Ascot.