The Spirit Walk 2015


There was some firebrand revolutionary speechifying at The Field School during its annual Spirit Walk October 23 and 24. This year, rather than walking from downtown to the school, about a dozen campfires burned around the edges of the school grounds and at each students performed short skits describing characters and events from Albemarle’s Revolutionary War period. The large shadow cast by Thomas Jefferson was one theme. Here “George Gilmer” incites his fellow young men to form a company of soldiers. The boys assented by singing Yankee Doodle. Another site showed Jack Jouett overhearing British plans to capture Jefferson. One skit depicted Jefferson’s brief attempt at a public school, The Charlottesville Academy. For spirit walkers, there was beef stew at the end of the history tour.

Field's School's 2015 Spirit Walk.
Field’s School’s 2015 Spirit Walk.


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