Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge – City of Culture Special

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge continues through half term and this includes a couple of cultural events. This one in particular is highly relevant to Year 4, as after Christmas we cover THE ROMANS as our Curriculum topic.

When: Thursday 28th October, 11am – 2pm
Where: Longford Park, Coventry CV6 6DW

Did you know the name Longford is believed to relate to a “long ford” on a Roman Road passing through the district? That gives us enough of a reason to bring the Lunt Roman Fort to the park for this afternoon of active fun. Join our Roman soldiers as they put families through their paces and train children to become part of the Roman legions.
They will learn to march, follow orders in Latin and fight like a true warrior with replica swords and shields. To keep the session extra active, children can join in with some traditional Roman ball games and embrace some team spirit amongst the local community. On the day you will also learn about historical artefacts from the experts, with the University of Warwick bringing historical items along for viewing. When it is time to relax a little, sit down and enjoy storytelling sessions throughout the day bringing Roman fables and legends to life.