Students in 8th grade history are studying medieval Europe, preparing to learn about the exploration of the Americas. One aspect of study was battles. Students worked in teams of two to build trebuchets, then enjoyed launching light weight materials at enemy armies composed of plastic soldiers and other assorted characters. My LIttle Pony made a guest appearance as a soldier, as did Flounder, Squidward, and assorted Shopkins, Lego characters, and rather large farm animals. Apparently, no smallish toy was safe from the 8th grade draft!