Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Robin Hood

In the beginning of the month Jasmine had with her 3rd grade class a play, a play about Robin Hood. Each kid in the class had a role in it, and they practiced quite a bit. Made their own clothes or brought something from home. Since the class was studying Medieval Times, this was part of it. So fun!

Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor,"assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men."

Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws.

Robin Hood became a popular folk figure starting in medieval times continuing through modern literature, films, and television. In the earliest sources Robin Hood is a commoner, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw by an unscrupulous sheriff. The books often had political-cultural undertones, championing Anglo-Saxons as heroes and the Normans (who had conquered England in 1066) as unjust tyrants.

Although my pictures are not that great, I still wanted to share them with you.

Below the whole class, 3D at AISJ Johannesburg.

Some boys were dressed up as trees... some as Robin Hoods helper or better the Merry Men....

Cathlynn was the narrator and some kids were not having a part for the whole time, so they were hiding under the table :-)

Jasmine was a monk, and I have no clue why their were pointing the bow to her... hard to understand sometimes the dialog :-)

Here the brave men all have a drink together, while the trees are having fun :-)

Look how cute, they even made a wood fire :-) And the woods in the background and a door to the Abbey. So inventive these kids!!

Of course the play had an happy ending, and no matter how big or small your kids role was in it, there were proud mommas and pappas!!

A fun way of learning about the medieval times, that is for sure!!
Have a great day, y'all!

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