Tullie House Egyptian Workshop

This week Class 2 visited Carlisle to take part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop at Tullie House Museum.

Year 3 & 4 have been thinking about what the ancient Egyptians believed and their system of Gods, whereas Year 5&6 have been focusing more on the reasons the Egyptian civilisation flourished then declined.

The workshop gave us a chance to explore the practicalities of Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, as pupils took part in a mummification activity and studied statues of the Egyptian gods.

We also had the chance to examine a genuine artefacts, such as a mummified bird from an Egyptian tomb. Older children translated hieroglyphs from a 3000 year old fragment of stone!

This was great chance not only to bring the history curriculum to life, but to think like historians about the different types of information and how to handle and interpret artefacts and sources.

Thanks to Tullie House for helping to bring our curriculum to life.

Rawthey Run

Every year runners from KS2 in our school are invited to take part in the Rawthey Run at Sedbergh School. Today was the first time since before Covid.

It’s always a challenging course, and the weather at this time of year can make it even more challenging! Our runners, however, train all year round in club with Mrs Moss, so they were more than prepared for the first ‘post-Covid-19’ Rawthey Run. Both in their training and in their performance on the day, they demonstrated our school value of Endurance superlatively.

Well done to all of runners, and many thanks to Sedbergh School for what was, as always, an outstanding event.