Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
26 February, 2024

Bringing Learning to Life: Ancient Egypt

The Year 3 school trip to the Ancient Egypt exhibition at Meet You Museum was a highly enriching and educational experience for the students. The trip was aimed at complementing their STEAM learning by providing them with an opportunity to witness high-quality artefacts from ancient Egypt.

The primary objective of the trip was to bring the students' classroom learning to life, by offering them a first-hand encounter with ancient Egyptian culture and history. Additionally, the trip aimed to enhance the students' understanding of archaeology, history, culture and technology in ancient civilisations.

Embarking on a chronological tour through Ancient Egypt, our students encountered a wide array of artefacts including mummies, sarcophagi, hieroglyphics and ancient relics dating back more than 5000 years. The students actively engaged with the artefacts, asking thought-provoking questions and expressing their fascination with the ancient civilisation. They participated in interactive activities such as deciphering hieroglyphics, analysing the Egyptian dynasty timeline, and watching a cinema-sized film of the remaining sites and temples, which further enriched their knowledge of the topic. All our students are to be commended on their engagement and excellent behaviour during their visit to the museum.

Bringing Learning to Life: Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egypt

The trip provided the students with an immersive learning experience, allowing them to deepen their understanding of ancient Egypt. This enabled them to make meaningful connections between their STEAM learning and real-world historical and cultural contexts. The students also developed critical thinking skills by analysing and interpreting the artefacts. Many expressed a newfound interest in ancient civilisations and a desire to explore similar exhibits in the future. Furthermore, the trip fostered a sense of wonder and appreciation for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Overall, the Year 3 outing to the Ancient Egypt exhibition was a resounding success. This trip served as a testament to the power of experiential learning in shaping young minds and fostering a lifelong love for knowledge and exploration.