Lachlin Andrews explains his homemade catapult.
Lachlin Andrews explains his homemade catapult.

Medieval history comes alive at school

THE lords and ladies of the town gathered at the Warwick High School's medieval night on Wednesday.

The colourful evening featured events 'from the Middle Ages' including a dunking booth, bobbing for apples, chivalrous knights and a host of others, and a medieval feast was also on the bill.

"Students are really able to see the fun side of history at events like these," organiser and head of social science Leisa Betts said.

Year 8 students built depictions of medieval castles, chambers, mills and weaponry for the walk-through museum.

Cameron Dagg, winner of most accurate medieval scene, was happy to demonstrate his miniature torture chamber.

"It's the iron-balls torture chamber," the would-be architect explained.

The subject used in his chamber was a very unlucky 'Ken' doll, borrowed from his sister.

"I think it's interesting how they used torture to get the answers," he said, having researched his field well.

Classmate Lachlin Andrews was just as proud of his homemade catapult created out of a wooden pallet.

The realistic structure was so heavy two senior students had to carry it upstairs to the library.

Aware of his medieval weapon's destructive potential, Lachlin was hesitant to demonstrate just how it performed.

"I've never been game to try it," he laughed.



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