Honolulu Waldorf sixth grade students hosted and participated in Medieval Games on the North Shore on Thursday, May 26.
The local Waldorf school invited Waldorf schools from Maui and the Big Island to participate in the events at Camp Erdman on Mokuleia Beach. The students engaged in jousting contests using weighted sacks instead of sticks, a moat jump which resulted in more than a few splashes, archery and stilt races, which were not easy either.
The students designed tunics and emblazoned their family crests on the garments. It was Waldorf's way of helping its students experience the era they study.
The 78 students were divided into shires, each with its own flag. They represented Yorkshire, Cheshire, Berksire and Hampshire.
The games were overseen by a royal court, led by "King" Daniel Stokes, a teacher at the Honolulu Waldorf Niu Valley campus.