Education Day Provision
Ancient Superpowers: EGYPT
The Birthplace of Civilisation? (KS1-2)
WORKSHOP 1 – Mortality and Mummies:
Using drama and role-play young people re-enact the burial rites of the pharaoh Tutankhamun using mummification, Grave goods and rites to create an absorbing & authentic ritual.
We learn about the process of mummification, why it was so important and how it prepared people for the afterlife
We finish by arranging the mummified remains in a sarcophagus along with burial goods and a ceremony to the gods to send the dead pharaoh on his way to the afterlife
WORKSHOP 2 – Precise Pyramids:
A stunningly creative and hands-on session where young people can examine ancient engineering and building whilst constructing their very own pyramid!
we use a selection of small pyramid models to examine the different types of pyramid layout, what they symbolised about the afterlife and how they protected their precious cargo
In the second part of this session we construct a large pyramid in the school gym complete with burial chamber using ancient construction methods
WORKSHOP 3 – Diverse Deities:
The huge Pantheon of Egyptian Gods is brought to life in this packed session which includes role play, dressing up, discovery and more
We dip into the RtC dress-up box in this session as the young people become some of the most famous of the Egyptian Gods
We examine what the gods represented, the building of temples to immortalise them and how everyday life was represented in religion.
WORKSHOP 4 – Barbaric Battles:
One of our most engaging sessions, these follow a structured format of training for war, setting the scene and enacting out the key points of Historic Battles. Choose from 3 different battles:
2. Defeat of the Hyksos,
3. Cleopatra’s Battle of the Nile
KEY LEARNING AREAS:
•Understanding the nature of Ancient Civilisations
•The achievements and follies of mankind
•Understanding ancient religion and beliefs