3rd graders study medieval history with the help of the SCA

“'Don’t hit so hard that you break these things,' he told the kids, brandishing a sword with a foam blade covered in silver duct tape. 'Do not hit in the face. Use it to block. Now, find a partner. Find a sword,'” commanded Gunnarr Snaebjorn (aka Cory Beard) during a recent demo.

At the demo, Lord Gunnarr instructed elementary school kids in the fine art of boffer swordsmanship

The demo was a great hit with the kids from Patronis Elementary School who yelled “Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!” as prompted by members of the local SCA group who assisted in the event.

Donna Vavala of the Panama City (Florida) News Herald has the story.