Year 8 Medieval Day - Parent information

Dear Parents,

In Week 8 this term, our Year 8 students in homerooms 8B, 8G and 8H will be celebrating the work that we have completed by having 'Medieval Day' on Thursday, March 23

Students are asked to come dressed as if they lived in 'Medieval' times. Some people like to hire costumes, however, this is not necessary. For example, if your son is coming along as a knight, he could make his costume by wearing a white shirt with a red cross and can make a shield and sword out of foil-covered cardboard. Girls could wear a longer skirt and a shirt tied at the waist with some rope.

We have an educational group, 'History Up Close', coming in to run the day and we encourage you to reinforce to your child that this is an important part of the History curriculum. From past experience, we know that this day is a highlight for the students in their study of History.

On the day, we will be having a 'Medieval Feast' for lunch underneath the sheltered area at the back of the school. The school will provide chickens to eat, but we would ask each student to bring along something to share. The list for this will go home next week. Students will be divided into small groups of approximately four for the feast, so the item they bring only needs to be small and enough for the people in their group.

We ask that each students brings along a cup - preferably metal or china - to be in keeping with the times. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or your child’s History teacher.



Mr Leon O’Neill



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