Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: The Lunt Roman Fort, Coventry Road, Baginton, Warwickshire CV8 3AJ

Contact: 024 7623 7548

Website: http://www.luntromanfort.org/

Description

The Lunt is an excellent example of an early Roman fort and is the only reconstructed Roman cavalry fort in Britain. Based on the archaeological evidence on site, the Lunt's imposing wooden gateway and ramparts have been reconstructed to create a glimpse into the history of Roman Britain.

Educational visits to the Lunt are tailored to the Key Stage 2 History curriculum, supporting your study of the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media and what are the links?
www.facebook.com/luntromanfort

https://twitter.com/LuntFort

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
The Lunt is the only reconstructed Roman cavalry fort in Britain. School sessions at the Lunt are very popular and to avoid disappointment we recommend booking your visit at least a term in advance. When calling us to make your provisional booking, please have several possible dates in mind.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
We are holders of the LOtC Quality Badge

What does a typical educational visit include?
Following in the Footsteps of Soldiers
Duration : 2 hours.
Key Stage 2
Our experienced staff will guide you around the Lunt fort site on an interactive tour designed specifically for school groups. The children can climb the wooden ramparts to the gateway and visit the huge circular wooden gyrus. In the granary, which houses the museum, your pupils will hear about the lives of soldiers at the fort and discover more about the nature and function of Roman armour and weapons.

If you would like to make a full day visit to the Lunt, you can add an exciting afternoon session learning Roman battle drill in the gyrus. Led by a uniformed commander, your pupils will use swords and shields to practise authentic Roman military manoeuvres. Great for letting off steam after lunch as well as experiential learning! Alternative indoor activities will be provided in the event of bad weather..

We welcome Special schools for visits to the Lunt. As a historical site, the Lunt presents some challenges for visitors with mobility issues but we will do our best to accommodate these and any other access needs your pupils may have.
Depending on the size of the group and the abilities of your pupils, we can offer the following activities as part of an adapted version of our standard two-hour session:

Roman face pots – a craft session using air-drying clay to create your own Roman pots

What group sizes do you cater for?
May – September: maximum 60 children (half days and full days)
After February half term – April: maximum 40 children (half days and full days)
October – November : maximum 40 children (half days and full days)

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
Downloadable free PDF teachers’ resource pack is available for Following in the Footsteps of Soldiers

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Photography is permitted except where stated

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Teachers are responsible for drawing up a School Risk Assessment in advance of their visit, following education authority and/or DfE guidelines. The Lunt’s model risk assessment is provided for guidance only.

Does your venue have an education officer?
Andrew Peel 02476 237523

What is the cost of the visit?
Our facilitated sessions are competitively priced at £3 per pupil (minimum session cost of £40 applies), but why not make a day of it and have a full day for £5 per child (minimum cost £60)?

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
Please bear in mind most of the site is outdoor.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
We endeavour to always have a first aider on site, however we advise schools to bring a first aider to ensure direct and prompt medical assistance.

Please list facilities available.
A lunch space is available in the Lunt’s museum, or you might like to picnic outside if the weather is fine - please discuss lunch arrangements with our staff at the time of booking.
Our gift shop has a wide variety of items on sale. Please let us know in advance if your school group are intending to use the shop, or alternatively we can prearrange gift bags for you.

What are your disabled facilities?
We welcome visits from SEN groups and are happy to explore how we can deliver our sessions most appropriately for these pupils.

The Lunt is accessible to visitors with disabilities.

There are pathways throughout the site, ramped access to the museum and adapted toilet facilities.

What are your opening days and hours?
The Lunt is open on weekdays for pre-booked visits only. We are closed from early December and normally reopen after the February half term holiday.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
‘To see a 'real' fort was lovely after learning about them for many weeks. Timing of the day was excellent and booking arrangements very thorough. The two ladies running the workshop were lovely. They had excellent knowledge. Many thanks.’ April 17


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Museums SEN

Curriculum Topics Covered: History

Months Open: March April May June July August September October November


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