Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Knights of Saint David's

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of dubbing our third graders "Knights of Saint David's." The Medieval Knighting Ceremony and Feast is a long-held tradition that marks the third graders' role as leaders of the Lower School just prior to their transition to Upper School.

The boys have been studying about medieval times in an interdisciplinary unit that has included art and language arts. For the ceremony, they created their own Coat of Arms based on what they had learned about the symbols and insignia of the middle ages. Creative and colorful, the shields reflected the boys' personalities and individuality.

Following the ceremony, we all celebrated with a feast provided by the eighth graders, who also entertained us as jugglers, fencers, storytellers and court jesters.  Our new knights enjoyed all, as did I!

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