Grade 6 students are stepping back in time this week as they celebrate and share their learning of life and happenings in the Middle Ages in Europe. It will be an enjoyable week of color, costumes, events and activities, culminating in the grand banquet in the ‘Great Hall’.
It started with a visit on Monday to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and Gravensteen Castle in Ghent. The students have now begun a series of activities leading up to the final banquet. Each student has chosen a character based on their research and what they have learned of life and society in Medieval times. They will be using their observations from Ghent, further research in class, and what they have learned about the symbolism of colors, emblems and animals in that time to create objects for their character. They will be designing and making a shield, a goblet, and a placemat to fit the qualities and characteristics of their personage, reflecting their profession or station in life.
At the end of the week, each student will become their character, complete with costume.