We were working about the famous legend about King Arthur.




This is the legend.

When Arthur was born these were very troubled times and Merlin, a wise magician, advised that the baby r should be raised in a secret place.
As Merlin said, when the father of Arthur died there was great conflict over who should be the next king. Merlin used his magic to set a sword in a stone. Written on the sword were these words: "Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England." Of course all the contenders for the throne took their turn at trying to draw the sword, but none could succeed. Arthur, quite by chance, withdrew the sword for another to use in a tournament. Following this he became King.
He gathered Knights around him and fought back against the Saxons .
Arthur's base was at a place called Camelot. Here he built a strong castle. His knights met at a Round Table. They carried out acts of chivalry such as rescuing damsels in distress and fought against strange beasts. They also searched for a lost treasure, which they believed would cure all ills - this was the 'Quest for the Holy Grail'.
Under the guidance of Merlin, Arthur had obtained a magical sword from The Lady Of The Lake. This sword was called 'Excalibur" and with this weapon he vanquished many foes.
Queen Guinevere, Arthur's beautiful wife brought romance to the story .
Unfortunately, as peace settled over the country things turned sour within the court of Camelot and civil war broke out.
In the final battle at Camlan both Arthur and Mordred, Arthur's traitorous nephew, were mortally wounded. Arthur was set upon a boat and floated down river to the isle of Avalon. Here his wounds were treated by three mysterious maidens. His body was never found and many say that he rests under a hill with all his knights - ready to ride forth and save the country again.





Students from 3rd A grade, School Elena Doamna, Tecuci, ROMANIA, learnt about King Arthur, Excalibur, Camelot, the Round Table. It was an interesting activity. Enjoy our video!

King Arthur - activity from D Valy on Vimeo.