Year 4 were very excited to be travelling to The World Museum in Liverpool, where they were invited to enrol as apprentice embalmers for a famous Pharaoh.
It is just as well that they have spent the last few weeks in training, successfully managing to mummify a tomato in the classroom. We were hoping things would not get too messy, but had been warned that intestines resemble strings of sausages and can easily get into wobbly knots before being placed in Canopic jars. They couldn’t wait!
If that wasn't enough excitement, the girls studied the diverse wildlife that lived along the banks of The Nile with a Natural Historian and had opportunities to handle skins, skeletons and also run their fingers along a certain crocodile's shining teeth.
As these specialist workshops come at the end of the girls LCC journey into Ancient Egypt, we knew the girls would be impressed with just how much they have learned about this fascinating period, whilst also enjoying time to explore the galleries and finally come face-to-face with the famous cat mummies of Bastet.