Pupils meet the Pharaohs at An­cient Egypt work­shop

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

PRI­MARY school chil­dren got to grips with An­cient Egypt with a work­shop.

Lo­s­tock Hall Pri­mary School was vis­ited by Wicked Work­shops, a com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in in­ter­ac­tive work­shops for pri­mary schools.

Dur­ing their work­shop the year three and four chil­dren met Amo­hep, a Pharaoh of An­cient Egypt and helped him with the con­struc­tion on his pyra­mid.

The chil­dren learned how a pyra­mid was con­structed through a se­ries of in­ter­ac­tive games. A spokesman for the school said: “They dis­cov­ered how unimag­in­ably heavy the lime­stone blocks were that the An­cient Egyp­tians used in the con­struc­tion of the Great Pyra­mid of Giza and learnt how the An­cient Egyp­tians en­sured that the tip of the pyra­mid pointed due north.

“The chil­dren also dis­cov­ered how a mummy was made so that they could be­come Royal Em­balmers.

“Vol­un­teers were then asked to step for­ward and aid in a demonstration.

“This was a fan­tas­tic hands-on learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and the chil­dren now look for­ward to spend­ing time com­plet­ing fol­low up work.”

Mean­while, one of the school’s foot­ball stars has been signed up to Premier League club Stoke City.

Joshua was in­vited to a coach­ing ses­sion and made such a good im­pres­sion that the club have asked him back to train with their un­der 10 squad.

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