Recently, William Floyd High School held a Renaissance Faire for students as a fun way to showcase the period of human enlightenment after the Dark Ages with period activities such as crafts, games, human chess, ice cream making, music, hair braiding, storytelling and more. Students also had an opportunity to make a difference in their community by bringing a non-perishable food item, which served as the price of a ticket with proceeds benefiting the Mastic/Shirley Emergency Food Pantry. Altogether, 492 food items were donated by students and their families.
During this school-wide interdisciplinary showcase of student learning and creativity, participants also had the opportunity to role-play and re-create history in order to highlight the importance of embracing the human capacity for collaborating, building knowledge and having fun.
“Many students and teachers contributed to the energetic, exciting and enjoyable atmosphere, where interdisciplinary research projects, interactive displays and lively performances took center stage,” said Viveca Nargi, English Department Chairperson, William Floyd High School, who also spearheaded this event.
Students expressed a sense of pride for contributing to the success of the event, showing appreciation of the talents and accomplishments of their peers.
Story by Katie Lindley, WFHS junior and public relations intern
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