Medieval Society visit Sick Children's Hospital



Members of the Student Union Medieval Society paid a special visit to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh recently to deliver some historical fun.


Organised by the country's leading historical re-enactment society, Historia Normannis, a handful of Heriot-Watt students helped entertain children by showing off their eye-catching clothing, weaponry and equipment – some of which was paid for through the University's Annual fund.


Afterwards, Mike Waite, who lead the students at the event, said: “We had a really great day and all the children really got into the spirit.


“We are looking forward to an ongoing relationship with The Royal Sick Kids along with more community outreach in the months to come!” 


The Student Union Medieval Society is open to anyone interested in re-creating and re-enacting the life of medieval Scotland. Its main activities involve medieval combat, carried out in a realistic albeit safe way, as well as crafting all the equipment necessary to portray a medieval persona.