On Friday, March 18th, OSNAS students and a few staff members traveled by coach bus to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. They observed a tournament of jousting and sword fighting (a safety first version of the two) and were chosen to represent one of the competing knights. Spurred on by the students’ loud and supportive cheers, their knight placed 2nd out of 8 contestants!
Sticking with the theme of the event, most students were encouraged to eat their meals with their hands while a hawk flew around the arena. The server who waited on the students was very impressed with their behavior and said he enjoyed spending time with the everyone. Many students purchased souvenirs such as swords and battle axes, and reported having a great time; most of them already said they cannot wait to go again next year if given the opportunity.