Pupils step back in time to Ancient Egypt

Amjal Mir, seven (left) and Nabiah Khawar, seven, from class three at Savile Park Primary School, with the Egyptian death masks they have made.
Amjal Mir, seven (left) and Nabiah Khawar, seven, from class three at Savile Park Primary School, with the Egyptian death masks they have made.
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TALENTED pupils went back in time to the land of pharaohs and mummies with their latest art project.

Class 3 at Savile Park Primary School combined their latest history project with an art module to create Egyptian death masks.

Teacher Jan Eales said: “Wherever possible we link our artwork to our topic and last term that topic was Ancient Egypt.”

The masks were placed on the faces of the dead so people could travel to the afterlife.

“The children were really fascinated by the whole process of mummification and the journey to the afterlife,” said Miss Eales.

They made their masks from plastic milk bottles, cardboard and newspaper.

They learned how to use modroc and laid strips of bandage and plaster and decorated them with gold paint.

The pupils visited Bagshaw Museum to learn about more about mummification.

One pupil even took part in the process first hand.

“The children are desperate to take them home but I am so pleased how they have turned out, I don’t want to let them go!” she said.