|School visit - Fort
been quite bad weather for some time, but we were
very lucky - the day we had planned for the
school visit it turned out to be exceptionally
good weather. Not bad for the end of November.
When I prepared to tower, the roads were still
very damp and the morning mist was on the fields,
the blue and the green together. This was to be
the fourth and last occasion with my daughter's
class, but the first outside of the school. Well,
they had a nice day out, on their bicycles from
the school to the fort, and were clearly enjoying
their time away from the classroom.
Fort Vechten, southeast of Utrecht.
Detailed image of the area.
A bright morning, the fog still on the fields, stretches
across the Limes. Waiting
for the kids.
Getting 26 kids (between 10 and 11) plus 3
teachers up the tower proved easier than expected. Not
the normal big steel stairs from the fort, but a smaller
one borrowed from my father-in-law. The kids were up the
tower in no time, and after they had ran around enough I
could start a talk about the surroundings of the fort.
Later, after everyone had managed to descend back to
earth, we continued at the entrance of the orchard, next
to the real Roman fort, Castellum Fectio. I think the
kids had a good time when we finished an hour later, and
so did I.