Pupils dig deep to learn about ancient Egypt
YOUNGSTERS from a Staines school have travelled back through time to the era of the ancient Egyptians. Year 3 children and staff arrived at Riverbridge Primary School, in Knowle Green, dressed as mummies, pharaohs and Egyptian queens as part of their drama workshop. Run by Surrey theatre company Theatre Exchange, the pupils learnt about the hierarchy of society, rituals of Egyptian daily life and the power of the Pharoah through re-enactment and role play. Other topics covered included the importance of the River Nile, the process of mummification and the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. After the workshop, children made their own sarcophagus and mini mummy to go inside, writing a cartouche of their name in hieroglyphs. Jodie Knock, Year 3 teacher, said: “It was a joy to see the children so engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day. “They were learning without even realising. “Many of the children commented on what a great day they had and didn’t want it to end.”
Riverbridge Primary School children and staff
dressed up in Egyptian costume.