The Year 5 children had a great time on Tuesday as they visited the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. They had the opportunity to explore the Ancient Egypt exhibit: looking at Ancient Egyptian artefacts and gathering facts about them. The children also got to work like an Egyptologist and examined different evidence to discover some of the secrets of mummification. They used original source material and looked at x-rays and CT scans from the two Egyptian mummies in the museum. This provided a ‘real’ insight into the journey the mummies have been on and included close-up imagery of an unwrapped mummy.
The children also enjoyed exploring the other parts of the museum and were a credit to the school throughout the trip with their behaviour.