News Item: Commemorative day is held in honour of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire
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Tuesday 21 May 2013 - 18:14:07

Every year in May, a commemorative day is held in honour of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire (132 – 136CE). This is celebrated by singing and dancing around bonfires, and shooting bows and arrows to remember the action of the rebel forces. Executive member, Aurelle Medalie was invited to the Minnie Bersohn and King David Linksfield Nursery schools to give an archery demonstration for the children.




With great excitement they gathered around her, following the speed and accuracy of the arrows in awe. They were soon bored with hitting Gold every time, so it became a game of calling out which colour on the target they wanted me to hit – luckily I could oblige.

Points for each colour were then allotted, incorporating an arithmetic lesson into the proceedings as the children kept a running total after every 3 arrows. After an exciting morning it was time to settle down and return to class.

Aurelle writes “It never ceases to amaze me how intriguing the art of archery is to everyone. I’m sure the children had quite a tale to tell when their parents came to collect them later that day.

Photographs and report appears in the June edition of the SA Archer


This news item is from South African National Archery Association
( http://worldarchery.org.za/news.php?extend.1437 )