Middle Ages Builds Teamwork

Art teacher Mary Anne Haines knows kids love knights and castles. That's why Warm Springs Middle School in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia hosts a medieval faire each year complete with an entire town created by the students.

In addition to the town, a competition is held by the students who perform as knights, jesters and banner makers. The competition is judged by parents and teachers from the school.

"Kids like knights and medieval dresses, castles and dragons, and all the mythology stemming from those times," said Haines, who has been producing the faire for seven years. She hopes that SCA members will attend and interact with the students.