Armour is being polished, a feast planned and jousting horses saddled as Comet Bay College prepares for its annual Medieval Fair.
The College has been hosting its popular Medieval Fair for almost a decade and Humanities and Social Sciences Associate Dean Michelle Statham said this year’s theme was the Black Death period.
“Our Year 8 HASS students have been studying medieval history all term and the Medieval Fair is a great way for them to recreate an authentic experience,” she said.
“The students have had to make an artefact or diorama that relates to the Black Death period and their work will be on display throughout the Fair.
“There are a number of activities planned, including dress-ups, re-enactment actors, archery, chess, tic tac toe and other medieval games.”
The College’s Gifted and Talented students will build their own catapults for a competition and the students will be treated to a demonstration of a life-sized catapult, donated by a College family.
Ms Statham said other departments within the College supported the Fair, with Home Economic students sewing costumes, making table cloths and display flags, and preparing the feast.
“Medieval history always proves a popular subject among our students,” Ms Statham said.
“There is plenty of gore for those that like that, and there are princesses and knights for the romantics.
“Our Medieval Fair has grown each year, and next year we hope to make it a community event by inviting other schools and the public to take part.”