Medieval culture impresses
A GROUP of Year 8 students from the Clarence Valley Anglican School took a trip back in time recently, when they were treated to a morning of medieval culture on their school oval.
As part of their studies on March 25, the students cast aside their normal school uniforms and donned the garb of princes, peasants and other figures from the 11th and 12th centuries.
They were treated to a battle between medieval re-enactors decked out in authentic armour and weapons, got a taste of medieval archery with the longbow and were even treated to an authentic medieval meal.
CVAS teacher Dale Stevenson, who helped organise the day, said it had been a hit with the children who learned about times past and got a healthy dose of hands-on fun at the same time.
“It’s just a great chance for the kids to be a part of that time period,” Mr Stevenson said.
“The students basically have the chance to dress and eat and act as people did back in that time period – they really got into it.”