Comet Bay College students enjoy 'biggest ever' Medieval Fair | photos

Jousting, trebuchet throwing, maypole dancing and catapult demonstrations were all part of the fun at Comet Bay College's annual Medieval Fair held earlier this week.

Dressed as knights and fair maidens, the college's Year 8 students shared their knowledge of medieval history and the Black Death with their peers through a series of stalls, displays, demonstrations and workshops.

The festivities also included board games, an artist stall, sewing and tapestry, a 14-piece orchestra, and medieval food and potions.

Students watched on as members from historical re-enactment group The Society for Creative Anachronism Canton of Dragon's Bay fought for honour in sword duels.

Humanities and social sciences associate dean Michelle Statham said students had worked hard to make this year's fair the biggest and best yet.

"We've been hosting a Medieval Fair at Comet Bay College for more than a decade, and this year it was extended to an all-day event due to popular demand," Ms Statham said.

"It enables us to showcase and celebrate a big part of our Year 8 HASS curriculum - our Medieval History Studies - which is a popular subject.

"The students loved all the hands-on activities - tasting potions created by our science department and feasting on the treats served up from our home economics team - and the physical activities, such as jousting and the catapults, always draws a crowd."