Grade 4 Educational Ancient Civilizations Theme Park
"Your BOG Program is the best field trip I have been on in 26 years of teaching!
It's so well organized." Susan Williamson - Kawartha Heights Public School, Peterborough (September 7, 2010)
The Realm is located just outside the
Village of Hastings, Ontario. It is open during the months of May and June,
from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Students get to participate at each of the ancient world areas.
A Historical character at each station will compare that topic with 2 to 3 different civilizations
prior to the students getting to participate in the activity. The various areas include:
Gods of the Ancients
Dragons and Serpents
Excavation Site - "Hands on" Activity
Armour through the Ages
Weapons through the Ages
What the Ancient Civilizations gave to our civilization
Crime & Punishment
The climax of the afternoon comes at 1:00pm
when the students get to witness a Tournament featuring the Blades of Glory's Warrior's Throughout the Ages.
Each area is 15 minutes long, this is based
on the average attention span of a person. We have a limit of 240 students per day.
The students will be split into six groups and will be given one of six
coloured tabbards to wear over their clothes to make each group easily discernable. Each group
will be represented by a specific Historical Warrior that they get to cheer for during the tournament.
Each group proceeds to each of the 8 areas prior to lunch, which begins at 12:30pm. After
the tournament is over, the students are allowed to get autographs of the various Ancient World characters.
We have a store (Ye Olde Shoppe) on site that sells various items reasonably priced (under $10)
so that students can afford to purchase a souvenir if they wish. We also sell water and varieties of chips.
We do not sell any pop, candy or chocolate.
Information about cost:
The cost per student is $30.00 + HST
Parents are welcome to attend (same price as students), but we request that they travel by bus as there is limited parking
Students can purchase souvenirs from our Store "Ye Olde Shoppe"
Students must bring their lunch
We also sell water and varieties of chips
Teachers and EA's attend for free
Important information for Students:
Students must bring their own lunch
Students must dress weather appropriate (hats are recommended)
There is a store to purchase souvenirs, priced under $10
The Realm happens regardless of weather. Only lightening causes cancellation
Important information for Teachers:
Everyone must bring their own lunch
Everyone must dress weather appropriate (hats are recommended)
25% deposit required ASAP to hold your spot
Balance of money is due on the day of your school trip
Please make cheque payable to: Blades of Glory
Montse is your contact at The Realm
Your Realm Hosts are: Lord Harry & Lady Montse
Advantages for having a school trip at The Realm:
The Realm is Educationally based, follows the curriculum
"Hands on" activities for the students
Stations are 15 minutes long, consideration to the student's "attention span"(including ADD & ADHD students)
Section 23 Students and LD students do well here, due to the different forms of learning
The Realm uses many learning techniques: Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Olfactory and also "acting" in a play
The Realm is on private land, therefore when the gates are shut, no "strangers" can enter
Students are easily seen as they are wearing one of six brightly coloured tabbards that are worn over their shirts
Each station is in the open so the students are well seen, all of the time
No city traffic as The Realm is located outside of the town of Hastings
Students are immersed in the atmosphere of the theme park
Students cheering their favourite Historical Warrior is encouraged as it expels excess energy, just before leaving on the bus
Bus Drivers get Free Coffee and a pastry at Bridgewater Donut Shop in Hastings, speak with Montse for further details
The Realm is FUN for all ages!!
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact us: (705) 653-4144