Duke’s students take a walk back through history

Egyptian Day at the Duke's Middle School in Alnwick.
Egyptian Day at the Duke's Middle School in Alnwick.
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Egyptians, dinosaurs and hula hoops have all been on the cards for students at a north Northumberland middle school recently.

Year 5 and 6 pupils at the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick were treated to a visit from the Centre for Life, which ran mathematical workshops.

Unpacking the new equipment at the Dukes Middle School

Unpacking the new equipment at the Dukes Middle School

They involved calculating timelines through millions of years, using fossils and parts of dinosaur skeletons to calculate actual sizes of the different types of dinosaurs.

Year 5 pupils also took a walk back through history when they spent the day as Ancient Egyptians.

Each child took on a new name and dressed as an Egyptian character. The school hall was transformed into the market place of Thebes.

All pupils took part in craft activities during the morning, preparing gifts for the Pharaoh who would arrive in the afternoon for the Festival of the Nile.

During the afternoon, the Pharaoh was entertained by dancers, actors and soldiers while everyone took part in a feast fit for a Pharaoh.

Meanwhile, playtimes are looking more exciting after the purchase of new playground equipment by the PTA.

Following the very successful Summer Fair last term, the School Council voted on the equipment that each class would like to order.

Items included skipping ropes, hula hoops, stilts, footballs. Money was also given by the PTA to purchase new goalposts.