Pupils discover Egyptian life the hard way

Glebe Primary School, Egyptian Day Picture: Steve Robards SUS-150503-174410001

Glebe Primary School, Egyptian Day Picture: Steve Robards SUS-150503-174410001

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CHILDREN in Southwick were taken back 4,000 years to experience life as an Ancient Egyptian.

Year-three pupils at Glebe Primary School had to carry out a variety of exhausting tasks on Thursday, to find out how tough life was for ordinary Egyptians.

Dressed up for the occasion SUS-150503-174436001

Dressed up for the occasion SUS-150503-174436001

Rainbow Theatre visited the Church Lane school, giving the children a chance to take part in a performance.

The seven and eight-year-olds also learned to make papyrus using reeds from the River Nile, before training to be scribes and learning the art of writing in hieroglyphs.

Matt Miller, one of the year-three teachers, said: “The children had a fantastic day and I’m sure that any pharaoh that might have seen their work would have been hugely impressed.

“For many, the best part of the day was trying a variety of Egyptian foods and drinks, which were rich reward for their hard work.”

Learning about life in Ancient Egypt

Learning about life in Ancient Egypt