Ranch Elementary students attend Renaissance fest

On March 1, the sixth-grade students at Ranch Elementary, 43521 N. Kenworthy Road in San Tan Valley, ventured on a field trip to the School Days Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon. The event was designated for third- through sixth-grade classes across the valley. The students engaged in several games such as Jacob’s Ladder, tomato throwing, axe throwing, bungee jumping, dragon slides and jousting. They also got to view a mermaid, various farm animals, sword fighting, magic shows, sword swallowing, comedy shows, mud wrestling and other fantastic spectacles common to the Renaissance era in Europe.

The event was enthralling as well as educational. Students interacting with the characters that did an amazing job reenacting the types of people that were prevalent in the Renaissance era.

“It felt like we actually went back in time and got to experience life during the Renaissance Era,” commented sixth-grader, Madison Lamb. “My favorite part of the festival was the dragon slide,” added Jacob Ashcraft.

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