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St Francis pupils dig into Egyptian history: PICTURES
11:00am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
Brains, blood and guts were thrown around the classroom at St Francis School in Falmouth last week as the children learned the finer details of mummification.
But there's no need for parents to be alarmed though as the gory insides were only strawberry jelly and rice pudding with food colouring and Oliver, the child being mummified, was fit and well at the end of the lesson.
The year three pupils are studying the Egyptians as their topic this term and thoroughly enjoyed their day of practical learning which started with a journey through the Tombs of Terror. They had to find their way through the maze to the centre of the tomb where teaching assistant, Wendy Phillips, was wrapped as a mummy.
In the next part of their lesson, the children learned about mummification which is when teachers, Ross Barnes and Gwilym Jones, took it in turns to “remove” Oliver's intestines, liver, lungs, stomach, heart and brains before preserving them with natron salts in preparation for storing then in canopic jars.
The day was all part of the pupils' insight into Egyptian history and afterwards had to prepare written reports on all they had learned.
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