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Acting like an Egyptian | Caldicott Lower School take part in Ancient Egyptian Day

30 April 2020

 

This week, the Lower School were supposed to visiting the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Unfortunately due to lockdown, they have been unable to. But instead they took part in an Ancient Egyptian Day with a host of activities to complete.

These cross-curricular activities included:

  • A virtual tour of the exhibition to look at the artefacts on display.
  • Science – Mummifying a tomato, finding out how pyramids were lit and locating the organs of the body that will be removed in preparation for mummification.
  • Maths – counting in ancient Egyptian and working out some maths puzzles.
  • Music – listening to ancient Egyptian music and learning about the different instruments that were used.
  • Drama – getting physical and dancing like an Egyptian.
  • English – writing in hieroglyphs and deciphering secret messages.
  • Art – creating a death mask.

The idea was to offer a special day which would include many different Egyptian themed tasks that could be done at home. Some boys also made special effort and dressed up for the occasion.

The boys fully embraced doing something a bit different for the day, especially at a time of remote learning. Taking part in new and exciting things can help boost mental health and reinvigorate a love of learning when times feel a little tough.

 

Egyptian Day for the Lower School