Hear ye! Hear Ye! The Oxford Renaissance Festival is pleased to announce the dates for their 2020 Education Day! Register early in order to reserve your place!
Education days are designed to be a fun and educational school trip. The festival is closed to the general public, and only pre-registered schools may attend. The education day runs rain or shine, as the vast majority of the activities can proceed if we experience “typical British Renaissance weather” – some activities will move into indoor areas or our tented stages.
Please dress for the weather!
Date & Time: Friday September 25 2020 9:30 am – 2:30 PM
Education day capacity is set at roughly 1000 students per day.
IF Friday fills up, we will have a secondary date available on Thursday June 13.
Place: Dorchester Fairgrounds – 4939 Hamilton Rd, Dorchester, ON N0L 1G6
15 minutes from Ingersoll
25 – 30 minutes from London, Woodstock, Tillsonburg & St Thomas,
45 minutes from Stratford
1 hour from Strathroy and Brantford
Audience: Grades 3 – 8. If you feel your grades 1 & 2 would benefit, they are welcome, but most
programming has been designed for students who have begun to learn about history. Homeschooling
students are also welcome to attend!
Cost: Early Bird Rate: $16 a student
26+ students, Early Bird: $15 a student
After May 1: $18 a student
26+ Students after May: $17 a student
– All prices include HST.
-25% deposit required at time of booking to guarantee rate
– Early bird rate ends April 30 th 2020 at midnight. 25% Deposit must be paid by that time in order to guarantee your rate – deposit is non-refundable.
– Bring more than one class (26+ students), and everyone saves money!
– Teachers and 1 adult chaperone per 6 registered students are free. Support persons accompanying a student with disabilities are also free. For safety and security, this minimum number of adult supervisors is required to accompany each school group. Teachers/adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of the visit. Appropriate student behaviour is the sole responsibility of the teacher/adult supervisors.
– Extra adults are $15.00 each.
What does a typical Education Day look like?
Our Education day consists of 6 educational pods, plus a Birds of Prey show, and our feature attraction of a live Joust. Pods of students will move through the festival grounds as they visit 6 educational stations, learning from medieval / renaissance experts. Typically we have pods learn about Blacksmithing, Archery, Clothing, Dance, our working Trebuchet and our Cannon Crew. During our lunch time, students are free to visit the vendors who are on site, some of whom offer demonstrations.
In January, Pre-registered schools will receive an education day preparation package with ideas for projects and additional learning activities. Register early to take advantage of this!
Ways to place your deposit:
Mail a cheque to: Fortitude Events 100 Huron Street, Box 38 Embro ON N0J1J0
Send an e-transfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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