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Kids Dig It – Squire Academy 2019
December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Get your kids out of the house and send them back in time. Your squire will learn about heraldry, train like a knight, and become an archer.
Program will run from 10am – 2pm and is for 8-12 year old children. You can drop your kids off so you can do some Christmas shopping in peace.
10:00 – Drop Off: Parents can drop children off at the museum entrance.
10:00 – 10:30 – Stained glass tour: Children will head into the church to see the collection of stained glass windows. They will learn how they were made and what their purpose was in the Middle ages. Heraldry can be seen in these windows which will be discussed.
10:30 – 11:00 – Designing heraldry: Taking knowledge of the stained glass window heraldry, children will design their own heraldry that is inspired by their family, their personality and medieval imagery.
11:00 – 11:30 – Painting their own shield: Children will take their heraldry and paint it onto a wooden shield they will take home.
11:30 – 12:0 0 – Daily training: Children will be put through their paces on an obstacle course. This course replicates the daily training a page and squire would go through.
12:00 – 12:30 – Sword training: Children will learn a few basic skills in sword play.
12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch: BYO lunch
1:00 – 2:00 – Archery training: Children will learn and practice the art of archery. Traditional long bows will be used.
2:00 – Pick up
If you do wish to stay with your child, you are welcome to. We will include admission to the museum for one parent.
Prepaid tickets only.