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Ancient Egypt: Meet The Pharaoh

Ancient Egypt: Meet The Pharaoh
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Artefacts used in the session : 2 x Genuine Egyptian Shabati dated 300 - 350BC ; Reproduction Canopic Jars ; Reproduction Nefertiti head dress ; Reproduction Khopesh Sword.*

You can chose to either meet Ramses II, famous Pharaoh of the New Kingdom or Cleopatra VII, the last Queen of Egypt in our Ancient Egyptian Workshop.

Your students will begin by building an Ancient Egyptian timeline looking at the significant events in history from the first Pyramids being built all the way to the modern day discoveries, such as, the excavation of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter and his team.

After the introduction of the Character, your class we will create a representation of the Ancient Egyptian landscape with a focus on the key features such as the importance of the River Nile to Egyptian life.

The children will then find out how you could build a pyramid and the importance of temples and how these relate to the Pharaoh. Not forgetting the importance of protecting all a Pharaohs treasures by becoming traps to thwart pesky grave robbers.

Do you think you know all there is to know about Ancient Egyptian Religion? With over 2000 gods knowing who to pray to for what might be harder than you think, but we'll help you discover the most important deities in our interactive 'Guess my God' game. Can they use their knowledge of Egyptian gods to create one of their very own?

Once on the subject of treasures and relics it time to get to grips with some authentic artefacts. Can your budding Egyptologists identify the objects and what they are for? We will explore what artefacts are and how they help us learn about the past.

The session with then take your students on a journey to the afterlife by discovering how to mummify a dead Pharaoh. The details of this process are quite gruesome, and they will need a strong stomach to discover all of the information. The Practitioner will take them step by step through the mummification process and ask for volunteers to aid in the demonstration, if anyone is brave enough! The dead Pharaoh will then embark on their journey through the Duat avoiding a multitude of monsters using spells from the book of the dead. Will they be granted entry into the Land of Two fields?

Your students are then given the opportunity to question the Pharaoh to discover what life was like in Ancient Egypt. Being all seeing and all knowing – Our living God : The Pharaoh can span the entirety of Ancient Egypt’s History and aid your students in exploring the lives and achievements of some of the important people how contributed to the civilisation such as Tutankhamun, Hatshepsut, Queen Nefertiti, Pharaoh Akhenaten, Cleopatra, and we even travel to the modern day to learn about Howard Carter and the rediscovery of the Civilisation. (Did his team really release a curse!)

The workshop culminates in an exciting trivia round to test what your students have learnt with more fun facts thrown in for good measure. Can they beat the score of all the other schools our workshop has visited? Of course they can! After all, they've got the power of the gods on their side!

Through drama, performance and infectious enthusiasm our team will bring history to life for your students in a workshop that they will be talking about for weeks and will inspire them to learn more on this fascinating subject.

This workshop covers:

• Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
• Ancient Egyptian religion; mummification and the afterlife.
• Pyramids, tombs and burial sites.
• Egyptian Landscape and The River Nile.
• Key figures from Ancient Egyptian history.
• Pharaohs/Queens and their role in society.

Links to the curriculum:

• Achievements of Ancient Civilizations.
• Understanding of the nature of Ancient Civilizations.
• Egyptian Political and Religious history.
• Geography of Ancient Egypt.


Testimonials:

'Outstanding. Fantastic morning, enhanced children's learning by bringing Ancient Egyptians alive - children have really enjoyed it.'
St. Teresa's Primary School

'An excellent Ancient Egypt workshop. The children were completely engaged and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was perfect for our topic, expanding on areas of interest for the children and widening their knowledge. Wonderful!
St. Andrew’s Junior School

'A wonderful engaging workshop that the children and staff really enjoyed. Humour and key historical facts from Ancient Egypt combined for maximum impact! An excellent launch to our topic.'
The Firs Primary

'Fabulous fun! Pharaoh was very entertaining! All children were fully engaged and in it! Loved it!!!'
Greenside Primary School

'Superb session! Very fun and educational - the children loved it! Thank-you'
Willow Lane Primary School

'Fantastic! All of the children had a brilliant time. Child aged 8 ''best morning ever! I learnt loads!''
West Meadows Primary School

'Brilliant. All the children were fully engaged and had lots of fun'
St. Wilfred's Catholic Primary School

'Thank you very much for a fantastic session. Very fun, engaging and entertaining!'
Peel Hall Primary School

'Absolutely brilliant, a great combination of education, entertainment and humour. Thank you so much.'
Pickhill CE Primary School

'Fantastic engaging session that played to children's strength and abilities. This allowed all children to participate.'
Harehills Primary School

'Very interactive and engaging. The children had a lot of fun and learnt a lot.'
Cookridge Holy Trinity CE Primary School

'Brilliant learning and lots of fun, even our hardest children were fully engaged. Staff loved it! Thank you!'
St. Francis of Assisi Primary School

'Fantastic, interactive fun lesson where children learnt all information need in a creative way.'
St. Thomas' CE Primary School

'A fantastic day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the activities and learned a great amount.'
Gillibrand Primary

'Very practical activities which engaged children of all abilities. Children responded extremely well to the activities.'
Freshfield Primary School

'Excellent. Exciting quiz was great fun - lots of involvement kept the children engaged - appropriate humour amused all!'
Thorngumbald Primary School

*NB - due to the delicacy and age of some of the artefacts involved, all artefacts may not be available for all workshops due to a strict care regimen. We will always inform you at our earliest convenience if certain artifacts listed will not be available on the date of your workshop.
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Telephone Number: 01524419486
Postcode: LA4 4BU
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Workshop Themes: Ancient Egypt, The Pyramids, Mummification, Ancient Egypt history, Myths and Legends, Life as a Pharaoh, Life in Ancient Egypt, Egyptian gods and beli
Ages (Keystages): Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2)
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