Jousting, Falconry and a Grand Feast: 4th and 5th Grade Students Celebrate the Renaissance
Jousting, Falconry and a Grand Feast: 4th and 5th Grade Students Celebrate the Renaissance

Oakwood School's fourth and fifth-grade students celebrated the Middle Ages last week with a day full of hands-on, enriching, and educational activities at Oakwood's annual Medieval/Renaissance Faire. Students, faculty, and parent volunteers donned period-specific attire from elaborate gowns to pirate and knight costumes.

Games and activities included archery, Shakespeare recitations, and jousting. Students learned about falconry and were able to see and interact with falcons and owls. A medieval weaponry expert held demonstrations and let students handle weaponry. A guest speaker talked to students about how children lived in that period and how they got their food and clothing. After a grand feast, the celebration concluded with a May Pole Dance. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible!