Our full-day Key Stage 2 workshop uses drama to recreate Ancient Egypt in your school hall. We ask the children to imagine themselves members of the Pharaoh Akhenaten’s court. We pair that role play with practical crafts geared toward the children’s abilities. Activities may include making shabti dolls, canopic jars, amulets and more.
As the children work, they hear about Akhenaten and Nefertiti. They will learn that the Pharaoh banned the worship of other Egyptian gods. They will be immersed in Egyptian culture, including death rituals, the building of pyramids and other achievements of Ancient Egypt.
In the afternoon, the children take part in a feast to select a new high priest.
Our Life in Ancient Egypt workshop places the children in the 14th century BCE. Akhenaten's new city to honour the god Aten is almost complete. The children are needed to help build a magnificent tomb for when he eventually dies. In their minds your school hall becomes that city. The children will move free-flow between workstations to try hands-on activities from the period. The workstations may include:
• Making canopic jars
• Tomb painting
• Ink making and writing
• Amulet making
• Bread making
• Perfume cone making
• Making shabti dolls
In the afternoon, the children will take part in an Egyptian feast where the Pharaoh will name a new high priest. Activities will include stories and performances put on by the children.
We can work with three classes (up to 90 children) at one time, provided the school hall is large enough.
Please talk to us about your Special Educational Needs so we can accommodate your children’s requirements.
Off the Page presents history the way you wish you had learned it as a child. Our experienced teachers immerse your children in a topic to create an unforgettable learning experience. Our school workshops are no mere presentations with a bit of artefact handling – we build an atmosphere using authentic materials, allowing children to live the history through drama, roleplay and hands-on activities. The result is an understanding and enthusiasm for a topic that is difficult to create with books alone.