Learners at R.E.A.L. Nanpantan had an interesting visit to a local monastery this month and got the chance to speak to some monks.

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey was founded by monks in 1835 and was the first Catholic abbey to be found in England after the Reformation. 

Laurie Akroyd, Senior Deputy Head of Schools said: “The learners listened really well to a talk by the monks and asked lots of questions. We then had a look around the church, which is huge, and then the gift shop.”

In 2018 the monks began brewing their own beer which is for sale in the gift shop. Laurie added: “Some of the learners loved the fact that the monks brew their own beer!”

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