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O’ hail, ye lads, lasses!

Merry lads and lasses danced and dined Wednesday in an event that converted the Great Stone Hall of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center into a gallant scene of chivalry.

It was a living history lesson put on by seventh grade students at Seven Hills Middle School, who temporarily became lords and ladies during their annual Medieval Day celebration in Nevada City.

Everyone had to wear a costume.

Seventh grader Collin Subbotin, 14, held the seat of honor in the role of Pope Leo XIV, sporting a pontiff’s miter.

Students spend a portion of the year studying the dress and diversions of the Middle Ages in preparation for the Medieval Feast, which has been held annually for 18 years.

The students also learned period dances, which they performed at the feast for their classmates and teachers.

Educational experts say activities, such as putting on plays, building objects, playing related games and painting, deepen students’ learning of any subject by drawing on different parts of the brain.

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