Monday 26 January was Year 1 Knights and Princesses Day, a day devoted to all things medieval. The children and teachers arrived at school dressed as knights, princesses, kings and queens, wizards and witches – we even spotted a dragon or two.
After parading through the school in their finery, everyone settled down to some medieval learning to work up an appetite for our medieval feast. The feast was a majestic affair with tables piled high with breads, cheeses, meats, pies, fruit and juice and, in keeping with etiquette of the time, everyone used their hands to serve themselves and to eat. The children enjoyed the medieval food and one (who has asked to have his identity safeguarded) even remarked, “I wouldn’t try this at home you know – hey, don’t dare tell my mum!”