|School visit - Fort
Friday 11 July
been contacted by the stichting Zuilen en Vecht about an
upcoming visit of two classes (9 to 10-year olds)
to the orchard now overlying the ancient
castellum of Fectio. De society receives
subisidies to promote several gardens and parks
within the province of Utrecht. One of the sites
of interest is the Fectio orchard. As part of a
promotion package they also organise school
visits to the site, and they asked me to lend a
hand in making it more 'real' for the children.
Fort Vechten, southeast of Utrecht.
Detailed image of the area.
Well, when the bus stopped, a 40-odd
children spilled out, ready to be marched offf to the
orchard. before entering I gave them an introduction into
the Roman military and the history of the place., which
they seemed to enjoy. Afterwards they marched across the
orchard and into the (quite muddy!) labyrinth that had
just that week been created in the cornfield between the
orchard and the tower.