Medieval Faire & Tournament March _______ Greetings, lords and ladies! We are coming up to the time of our annual Medieval Faire and tournament. Participation is mandatory for all students. This is a fun activity but you will also receive a grade for it. In your History class, you will be grouped into manors. The manor will consist of a knight, archer, herald/squire, horse, swordsman, and one or two peasants/monks/lords/ladies/etc. You will dress up as whatever medieval person you chose. The manors will participate in a banquet and compete against each other at the tournament in four events. EVERYONE MUST: Dress in Medieval Costume Parent Initial You will need to have a tunic worn over regular clothing for minimum credit. Those of you who make an elaborate costume can receive extra credit (create a hat, a dress, shoes, pants, other Medieval accessories). All members of the manor must incorporate their heraldic symbol with manor colors into his or her costume. A site you can visit for ideas for your costume is www.currentmiddleages.org/tents/costuming.htm Your tunic must be hand made. Do not come to school the day of the fair in modern clothing and claim that it is a costume. Also, please do not bring any accessory that resembles a weapon. Many students purchase a cheap cotton fabric in their manor’s color. Fabric will be provided for students with financial need if they request it by Friday 2/27. On Monday 3/9, you must bring your completed costume to school. Students who do not have their costumes on this day will be assigned an afterschool detention in order to make their costume. EVERYONE MUST: Participate by Competing OR Bringing Food Parent Initial A) Participate in the tournament Knight: 1) a shield, 2) a helmet, and 3) a tunic. NO FOOD REQUIRED Horse: Match the Knight’s outfit. PAPER GOODS for BANQUET __________________ Archer: Make your own bow (no store bought!), we provide arrows. NO FOOD REQ. Swordsman: Make a shield. We will provide the “sword.” FOOD REQUIRED Herald/Squire: Deliver heraldry speech. FOOD REQUIRED Other roles: Wear your costume. FOOD REQUIRED B) Bring food: Create an authentic medieval dish. Parent Initial Do not include ingredients that were unavailable to Medieval Europeans. (See p. 455) You can find many recipes for medieval cookery in the library or on the Internet. Try: www.godecookery.com http://recipes.medievalcookery.com (no www.) Make enough food to feed 4 people. You must bring the food item in a disposable dish or tray. You will never see that dish again! On the day of the fair Bring food, paper goods, and tournament equipment to the cafeteria before school. Check in with an adult to get credit. Tape the food label from your Medieval Faire Packet on cover. EVERYONE MUST: Fulfill mid-year obligations Parent Initial Clear outstanding book fines for your History textbook - If you missed the book check from January you must see Ms. Hovingh on your own time with your textbook or pay the fine. If you do not clear this fine, you will not participate in the Medieval Faire. Please help us continue to fund this activity and donate $1 with your permission slip. I have read and agree to all participation requirements for the Medieval Faire. _______________________________________________ (Guardian signature) ADULT CHAPERONES: We could use some parental support. We need help in 2 areas: 1) food set up and take down, and 2) chaperones to help with general crowd control. We would love to see you in costume, too! Please check or highlight the times you are available. March 18th Period 1,3,5 Set Up 8:00-8:30 Period 1 8:30-10:45 Period 3 10:30-12:30 Period 5 12:50-3:00 Take Down 2:30-3:15 March 19th Period 2,4,6 Set Up 8:00-8:30 Period 2 8:30-10:45 Period 4 10:30-12:30 Period 6 12:50-3:00 Take Down 2:30-3:30 (day 2 takes a bit more time to clean) If you would like to participate with your child, please make sure you sign up for the correct day. YES! I can help! Please contact me with more information as the day approaches. o Student name ____________________ o Guardian name ___________________ o Guardian email ___________________ YES! I am cleared with Megan’s Law (if not, you can get a form from the front office).