Pupils enjoy Egyptian themed day at Bury St Edmunds middle school

Egyptian Day at St Louis Middle School''Pictured: Sanjay Gudi, Kyle Hund, Brody Olson and Ben Alberts with their Shaduf they had made ANL-141120-091832009
Egyptian Day at St Louis Middle School''Pictured: Sanjay Gudi, Kyle Hund, Brody Olson and Ben Alberts with their Shaduf they had made ANL-141120-091832009

Pupils at a Bury St Edmunds school immersed themselves in Egyptian history to enhance their learning.

More than 100 children in Year 6 at St Louis Middle donned fancy dress - with several home made costumes - and enjoyed a series of activities.

They built a shaduf which is a water lifting device from sticks, egg boxes and string.

Challenging their taste buds, they tested different types of food from Egyptian times.

They learnt about winnowing which is the agricultural process of separating grain from chaff.

Pupils also studied hieroglyphics, made book marks and listened to a story by librarian Rosie Irish.

Wendy Flack, Key Stage Two Co-ordinator for Humanities, said: “They enjoy it and while they’re busy doing and making they’re still learning.

“Everybody was dressed up in costumes - several home made with beautiful collars which was lovely.”