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History brought to life for gifted students

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  History came to life for students in Dougherty County's gifted program Tuesday.

Students studying the middle ages got the chance today to experience life in that period. They drew their swords and fired a cross bow as they participated in medieval games. Students also learned the art of making marzipan, an almond flavored candy. The Society of Creative Anachronisms hope it gives students a zest for learning history.

"It lets them know history doesn't have to be a bunch of dates and names. It can be fun and it cane be really informative if you enjoy it," said Muegwynn Attenwode, or Megan Byrnes with the Society of Creative Anachronisms.

Students also dressed in clothes from the period and were treated to a feast made for kings and queens.

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