As part of our topic ‘Tomb Raiders’, we had a very fun filled Ancient Egyptian day. The day consisted of four fabulous activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
The company Clever Cogs Learning were invited in to the school to take the children on a puzzling adventure. The children entered the three tombs and were asked to solve riddles and crack codes to escape. They were encouraged to work well as a team cooperating and using their listening skills. It really was a great experience and the children really pulled together to escape.
The second activity was with Mr Eyre. Mr Eyre took the children on another adventure to find the resting place of Tutankhamun. This involved the children roaming the deserts of the school ground, solving clues along the way and deciphering inscriptions to unlock the tomb. They dodged many booby traps left by the crafty Egyptian engineers, who had set these to foil tomb robbers. Of course, we were not robbers as we had been sent by the British Government to preserve many artefacts found- ‘they belong in a museum’.
Our next activity was the disgusting yet strangely enjoyable ‘dissecting poo’ activity. This gave the children a chance to gain hands on excavation experience and uncover evidence about the eating and living habits of Ancient Egyptians. Although a mucky task, the children were fascinated by what they found. After this activity the children were given the opportunity to taste some Ancient Egyptian delicacies. Many of the children had also followed recipes for their homework and kindly brought in their treats for the other children to try.
The final activity, was green screening. The children worked together in small groups to put together an informative piece of drama. They were then filmed acting this out in front of the green screen. A backdrop was later put into the video and took the children to far and away places.
To finish off the amazing day the children got to look in Tutankhamun’s tomb (the Anderson Shelter) where they got to see the magnificent sight of Tutankhamun.
The day was truly magical and the feedback we have had from the children has been unbelievable. Thank you to everyone who made the day possible especially @CleverCogsMCR and Mr Eyre for many of the artefacts provided for the day.