Bearden High hosts Marco Madness Medieval Faire

Members of Tennessee Medieval Fair entertain attendees of a Marco Madness Medieval Fair, which took place at Bearden High School April 2. Tennessee Medieval Fair joined BHS students and faculty and The University of Tennessee Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies to hold the event. Bearden High School students had an opportunity to explore the Middle Ages during Marco Madness Medieval Fair.

The school’s Latin and history teachers teamed up with The University of Tennessee Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Tennessee Medieval Fair to host the event at BHS. Students could learn about medieval history and culture through trivia games, roundtable discussions, trying out a catapult or calligraphy and watching performances.

“I like it,” Emylea Ferguson, BHS Class of 2016, said. “I’m very impressed.”

“I enjoy all these school events,” Giulianna Tapia, BHS Class of 2017, said. “I like to support them, and I’m getting the [extra] credit as well.”

“Bearden High School put this on to educate students about Medieval times while providing a safe and fun environment,” Sandy Hughes, BHS Latin teacher, said. “We were talking about the declining numbers of liberal arts students in general and in particular, Medieval and Latin studies.
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