Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

The Knighting Ceremony is about to begin!

The swords have been carved and the crests have been made.

The squires have demonstrated their skills at fencing.

They have danced their Morris dance.

Come forth, young Squire Hels. You have demonstrated your worth. Your sponsor has spoken for you. You have done more community service hours than required. Your classmates speak of you well--of your strong opinions, your love of reading, your athleticism, and your kindness.

Sing new knights--Gaudeamus hodie--Let us rejoice today!

It was a beautiful evening. The following day the class competed in Medieval games and then went on a quest where each team had to solve 3 riddles. I haven't heard a lot about the quest except from a friend who apparently was "the witch of generosity." The kids had to decode the correct way to knock on her door--3 large coins and 2 smaller coins attached to her door frame indicated that they were to make 3 loud knocks, then 2 soft knocks. Once they got her to open the door, the found a freaky witch who gave them a very hard time until they were generous enough--first they pulled from their velvet bag a thimble. She wouldn't accept it. They finally gave her coins and fled. LOL.

Here they are as they finish their quest and arrive at the field for the big capture the flag game. There were about 50 people awaiting them with a big cheer. Very fun!

Tara  – (May 10, 2008 at 6:18 PM)  

Wow! That looks like a fest worth cheering about! I am always so impressed with the events your Waldorf school stages. It seems like a really marvelous place. Thanks for sharing this very special event.

Patience  – (May 10, 2008 at 9:49 PM)  

This is so amazing. How lucky your children are to do this sort of thing. Waldorf schools really are incredible.

Lisa  – (May 11, 2008 at 4:30 AM)  

Looks like great fun. And well done Lou! Mmm have been known to make some errors with scissors myself LOL

Lisa (UK)

Dawn  – (May 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM)  

Thank you so much for sharing about this amazing ceremony for Lou and her classmates. I'm so impressed with everything I read about the school your girls go to.

margaretha  – (May 11, 2008 at 11:26 AM)  

I'm so glad I found your blog - don't ask me how or when as I have no idea - it brings back so many good memories as I too went to a Waldorf school a loooooong time ago.

denise  – (May 11, 2008 at 9:23 PM)  

This is how I learn best - participating, active, interesting, creative. I can only imagine growing up in this environment. SO wonderful to read about, and so inspiring!

Cadi  – (May 11, 2008 at 11:09 PM)  

This looks beautiful. You have a lot of green space at your school! That is so awesome!

Anonymous –   – (May 13, 2008 at 8:07 AM)  

Hail Sir Hels! Well done.

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