A Visit from a Knight and a Princess!
Sir Giles and Princess Olivia explained that the job of a squire was a hard one! Squires had lots of work to do: cleaning the castle; polishing the armour; learning to joust and fight with swords; horse riding and learning to dance. After seven years of being a squire the children could then become a knight!
The children were very keen to learn some Squire Skills and train to be a knight.
First Princess Olivia taught the girls how to curtsey and the boys how to bow.
Sir Giles impressed upon the children the importance of the Knight’s Code of Chivalry: protect other people; never attack an unarmed man; treat everyone with kindness and respect.
The morning of fun (and hard work!) ended with a “Dubbing Ceremony” in which Sir Giles dubbed every child “Sir…” or “Lady…”. We finished with a celebratory dance to medieval music… Princess Olivia and Sir Giles teaching us a few steps and the children dancing with each other.