NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 16, 2011 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
South Pointe Hosts Renaissance Faire
DIAMOND BAR, CA--South Pointe Middle School 7th grade students had a day of history and fun at the 4th Annual Renaissance Faire held May 13.
They donned medieval costumes as peasants, noblemen, knights, and princesses for a morning of games, crafts, and ye ol’ snacks too!
Students got a firsthand glimpse into the past as they learned steps of a 16th century country dance, juggled and jousted with friends, created ribbon wreaths, script initials, potpourri bags, and brass rubbings.
Boys learned about military life, weapon (18’-22’ spears) demonstration, and lined up in pike lines, just as soldiers did in the middle ages. Maidens and noblemen even posed in an authentic-looking stock for a keepsake photo!
The event is the culminating activity on a social studies unit of study on the middle ages.
Students were quick to pick up the technique of the popular Renaissance game of stick juggling.
Princesses and maidens lined up for a turn at the water balloon launch.
Destiny Moreno shows off her new Renaissance wreath adorned with flowers and ribbons.
Abraham Lin made a gold rubbing of a knight.
Fortune Teller Madame Schoor (teacher Ann Schoor) predicted the future for Diego De Leon.
Renee Rodriguez made a potpourri necklace used in medieval days to ward off evil spirits with the help of parent Elaine Lucero.
Hitting the target! Knocking over a tower of milk bottles was the goal at the Royal Bean Bag Toss.
Roger Sun and Thomas Zou suited up with protective headgear for a jousting match.