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Historians become Ancient Egyptians to create living museum

March 24th, 2017

Imaginative girls stepped into character and whisked their schoolmates back in time to Ancient Egypt with their living museum on Friday.

All 48 pupils in Year 6 at Inglefield House were challenged to research their display, write and memorise a first person account about their topic, design and make an artefact and create a costume without buying anything.

Inspired by a recent trip to the British Museum in London, the girls had just two weeks to get their exhibits ready in time to bring history to life for their friends.

Claire Watts-Jones, their teacher, said: “The girls have done this independently at home.

“They have taught each other too. In the last English lesson we had, they performed their pieces to one another.

“This is just so memorable and creative.

“When they’re all standing still, waiting to be activated by their visitors it just looks amazing, I’m so impressed with them all.”

From mummification to the Gods, and from the pyramids to Ancient Egypt’s paupers, the varied exhibits taught girls about culture, diet, lifestyle and beliefs of people in Tutankhamun’s time.

It’s the second year Mrs Watts-Jones has run the project at Inglefield.

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