We have welcomed school visits for over 25 years and in that time thousands of children have passed through our gates and enjoyed memorable experiences of the past. About 80% of all our building and maintenance projects are completed by visiting groups and this allows them to gain a greater understanding of the challenges our ancestors faced day to day.
Our aim is to link your area of study with realistic skills and crafts from the past, children will take part in seasonal and sustainably resourced activities and follow processes that have remain unchanged for thousands of years.
Our teaching days tackle some fundamentals of education "where do things come from?" - "how has the world changed?" - "how did the seasons affect our ancestors?" this is achieved by looking at historical and archaeological evidence. The overriding focus of any day visit to the site is to let your children get their hands on the past through a range of real, exciting and enjoyable activities.The ATC is a working farmstead and as such, the activities available to your group are seasonally determined.
We strongly recommend school staff come to see the site, prior to your visit, to assess accessibility to the site for your students. During the planning meeting we will discuss your requirements and design a day based around your topic including three main activities. Once your meeting has taken place a contract outlining the requirements and activities discussed will be sent to you together with ATC Site and ATC Activity Risk Assessments.
A summer visit will take place between April and October half term.
A winter visit will take place after October half term and before the Easter Holidays.
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A Viking residential visit will take place between April and October half term.
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