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Garden Suburb Junior School

Egyptian Workshops

Today our school hall was transformed to give the children an Ancient Egyptian experience through art, craft and drama. This was provided by the company ‘Off the Page’. Dressed in costumes, the children spent the morning building a new city and preparing the pharaoh’s tomb. The children took part in the following activities: making canopic jars, bread, amulets, shabti dolls, perfume cones, carving soap and writing on a papyrus.

Drama workshops took place in the afternoon. They included an Ancient Egyptian celebration and feast where the First High Priest of Aten was appointed. Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti also attended.

Thank you to the Year 3 parents for supporting this event. It is especially important that we bring our history curriculum alive to enhance the children’s ‘cultural capital’. Immersion in a history topic like this develops understanding, enhances remembering of learning and develops your children’s historical skills and vocabulary.