Marton goes to Egypt at Bolton Museum

Just one of the many fantastic school trips enjoyed across the Trust this month has been Marton Primary Academy’s visit to Bolton Museum, where Year Five pupils were given a tour of the Eqyptian Collection as part of their history learning.

There, the children were enthralled with all the ancient Egyptian artefacts and enjoyed creating a human timeline to show just how long ago the Egyptians lived. The visit included a live re-enactment of a body mummification and the children were welcomed into an exact replica of an Egyptian tomb, complete with decorated sarcophagus and mummified man. The tomb had hieroglyphics around the walls and the children enjoyed holding a genuine piece of the Pyramid of Giza. The museum’s staff were very impressed with the children’s extensive historical knowledge and a fantastic time was had by all.