The culminating event of the Medieval History program; the Medieval Fayre allows year 8 students to showcase their creative projects as well as participate in Medieval activities. Run on the morning of Wednesday in week 10, students enjoy jousting, feasting and dancing.
As a part of the course, students create a replica of an artefact from the medieval period. Replicas may include shields, clothing, cups and dishes, illuminated manuscripts, houses and castles, bags, armour and dioramas. Students are NOT permitted to create any form of weapon (for safety reasons). Students are encouraged to make these replicas as historically accurate as possible. Replicas are displayed in the College’s foyer from the start of week 8.
The year 8 History course explores the Medieval period (900’s – 1400’s ) and how it has formed the basis of today’s society. Students come to understand the Feudal social structure, influence of organised religion, importance of trade, creation of a legal system and necessity of strong medical practices.
The Fayre is run by volunteers and teachers on the morning of week 10. Students engage in activities such as Jousting, Archery, Calligraphy and other activities that provide a medieval atmosphere.
Design and Technology have created the equipment used for the Jousting and even a replica catapult. Home-Economics provides a hearty soup for students made to ‘ye olde’ recipe. English provides bards and poets to recount the daring stories of the great and infamous. Science encourages the creation of potions and elixirs to remedy what ails thee. Maths delves into the intricacies of Castle design and Catapult making. Art showcases Calligraphy and the art of Illuminating Manuscripts. Humanities provides costumes and replicas of fashion, armour and artefacts for students to interact with. We are also very fortunate that volunteers from various re-enactment groups also drop by to show fighting displays, heavy plate armour and even fancy head-dress making for ladies.