This week we’re bringing you another fantastic LegacyQuest Honorable Mention film entry from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. It’s a high stakes competition show that would fit perfectly on any modern network. Based on the popular Project Runway and Who Wore It Best, this video keeps you on the edge of your seat as ancient fashion is compared to modern stylings. This film was created by middle school students Jada, Erica, Campbell, Talia and Sammy under the guidance of their teacher, Preston Bannard.
Fashion inspired all of the students on this project and they were excited to learn how “Roman style is a key icon in the modern world of fashion.” According to the students, they were surprised to discover that ancient people had some of the same ideas about fashion that we have today. To that end, these students devised a fun and engaging way of displaying their new-found knowledge. Casting models, judges and even a television host for their competition, they were able to explore the similarities between ancient Roman fashion and modern American style. For example, did you know that ancient Romans wore friendship bracelets similar to those worn by kids today? This video is packed with interesting facts and revelations about fashion. And the students didn’t stop at just examining the way the clothes and accessories looked. They took the time to study how ancient Romans actually made the things they wore. After working hard and putting together a great video, the students are now able to “look at fashion in a different way” and appreciate that “Rome was the start for many new ideas.”
Before stepping out on the antiquity-inspired runway, let’s learn a little more about these students with fashion éclat.
Jada likes to play volleyball. Her favorite subject in school is math. She would like to study to be a doctor.
Erica likes to sing, act and play the guitar. Her favorite subject in school is math. She wants to be an actress.
Campbell likes to do gymnastics and compete at competitions. Her favorite subject in school is math. She wants to be a model or gymnast.
Talia likes to dance. Her favorite subject in school is art. She wants to be a lawyer.
Sammy likes to play soccer and act. Her favorite subject in school is science. Her future plans? She wants to be a well-known woman—so there!
 Film Summary.