Let's play... Cobras and Vipers!
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Here's how it works:
Children love learning about scarab beetles -- what a great excuse to talk about poo!
In this workshop, I explain the importance of amulets to the ancient Egyptians, including scarabs and the Eye of Horus. Then the children start making their own. When they have completed two
This event has been such a success during Black History Month that I'm now making it available to schools.
Nuts and bolts
Both events are designed for all year groups in Key Stage 2. They are ideal for children studying ancient Egypt.
As described, each session takes roughly one hour.
Cobras and Vipers: this works well with any number of children. It's particularly good for larger groups. As a result I often work with a whole year group, or even two. Maximum group size: 300 children
Egyptian Jewellery: ideal for a single class. Maximum group size: 30 children.
Single session: £150 + travel
Whole day (maximum three one-hour sessions): £300 + travel
The whole of the UK. I have bases in London, Brighton, Manchester and mid-Wales, so I can reach most of the south, midlands and north as far as Leeds on a day-return basis. Otherwise I need provision for an overnight stay.
To make an enquiry or booking, please email:
The literacy angle
The Cobras and Vipers event is geared more towards history than literacy, although it does require listening and comprehension skills, while the Egyptian Jewellery workshop engages artistic and crafts skills. Teachers who wish to expand the literacy angle are welcome to drop me a line to discuss it. I'm happy to create different versions of the event, especially when visiting a school for a whole day. Please feel free to ask!
Resources for teachers
Each of the Egyptian Chronicles has a Fascinating Fact File at the back, which can be used both to aid comprehension of the books and as a basis for further study.