On Thursday September 27th the Pike County Learning Enrichment and Discovery 3rd-5th grade classes took a trip back in time to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg, Ohio. The festival offers a special Education Day for the students once a year. The L.E.A.D. classes began their study of Renaissance times two weeks prior to the amazing trip. Some of the highlights of the day were a visit from Queen Elizabeth I, a full armored jousting tournament, archery games, and camel rides. The jousting tournament was won by the World Champion and host of TV's "Full Metal Jousting", Shane Adams. The students ate juicy giant roasted turkey legs for lunch while strolling past the blacksmith, metalsmith, glass blower and candle maker . They enjoyed dueling swordsmen, daring fire jugglers, and dressing up in Renaissance style clothing while conversing in Elizabethan English. It was a beauteous day at the Ohio Renaissance Festival 2012!