Medieval Fayre at Strathfield

October 22, 2015 – 10:29 am

Visitors entering Strathfield Campus Library are looking a little perplexed. And with good reason. Pride of place in the entry is a silver, sword-festooned chair. No, we’re not road-testing new student furniture: the chair is a show piece for the Medieval Fayre which is taking place on campus on Saturday, October 24, from 12 to 5.30pm.

photo of chair

The Fayre provides a unique learning and teaching backdrop for drama students who will be performing in costumes designed by textiles students, forming part of their assessment. In addition, Dr Jennifer Carpenter, Deputy Head of School of Arts, NSW Strathfield), Dr James Marland (Lecturer in Drama) and Dr Belinda VonMengersen (Lecturer in Technology, Textiles) are conducting a professional development course for teachers. The course will provide creative assessment and course-planning ideas that teachers at stages 4 and 5 can use to develop their own programs.

There will be much to enjoy at the Fayre including music, markets, crafts, food, a medieval fashion show, pageant play, archery, Morris dancers, a battle demonstration, jumping castle, a Vivid-style light show in the chapel and a petting zoo.

photo of display

The library is also entering the medieval mood with a digital, poster and book display so visitors can learn about life in the Middle Ages. Children can enjoy a screening of Shrek, play Mike the Knight video game or colour-in.

To find out more, visit the Medieval Facebook page or website.


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