Welcome to the WCN Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project. This ambitious project aims to bring Coventry and Warwickshire's Roman past to every school and schoolchild in Coventry. Inspired by Coventry City of Culture 2021, our aim is to make our local Coventry schools the most culturally enriched in the country, offering equal opportunities to all pupils irrespective of background or ability. We currently have over 40 Coventry schools signed up for the project, so if you would like your school to be involved, do get in touch by emailing Dr Paul Grigsby at firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is being designed and led by Dr Paul Grigsby (left) of the Classics Dept. here at the University of Warwick, where his role is to run the Warwick Classics Network alongside Prof. Michael Scott.
We have developed a suite of Teacher Resources to help with the teaching of Rome and Romans at KS2 and KS3 and to introduce Roman Coventry as part of enrichment sessions or extracurricular clubs We are especially excited for pupils to engage creatively with this project, with prizes on offer for winning schools. We are also developing a set of travelling artefact collections with local museums such as the Herbert Gallery and Warwickshire Museum, and are developing virtual resources of local artefacts with the help of Warwick Manufacturing Group.
We are also pleased to announce that the WCN Roman Coventry and Warwickshire Project has received funding from the Classical Association and the Arts Impact Fund at the University of Warwick. This will allow us to create our online resources and lessons in tandem with the WMG, Herbert Gallery and Warwickshire Museum, as well as organising school events in 2021 and 2022.
So join us and discover Coventry's amazing and unique Roman past, and uncover the ancient history beneath your feet.
This July the first scanning of Roman objects from Lunt Roman Fort took place through the generosity of the Classical Association, WMG and Culture Coventry. You can watch a video of the scanning below.