The Juniors have been studying the ancient Egyptians. They wrote a letter to Emlyn, persuading him to allow them to travel to Egypt, and, although they didn’t go to Egypt, Egypt came to them in the form of an exciting Egyptian experience. The Lower Juniors  joined in and together they discovered a mummy in the classroom complete with canopic jars adorned with the heads of ancient Egyptian gods and filled with body parts (blackcurrant jelly make a fairly convincing liver!), trinkets and evidence of the natron salt used to dry the mummy out. 

The Upper juniors have also studied ancient Egyptian farming and made their own model farm on the edge of the River Nile including silos, a threshing floor and shadufs which were (and still are in places) used to take water from the river into canals.

 

 

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