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Gloucestershire Children and students produce Wonderful Things

Children from 10 primary schools and nurseries from across the county have created a stunning exhibition based on Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamum's tomb.

The Wonderful Things exhibition is the culmination of the work of over 100 first year trainee teachers from the University of Gloucestershire working with pupils to construct a model of Tutankhamum's tomb and created a Egyptology Museum. The colourful, interactive displays will be open for parents, students and the community to enjoy on Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

BEd students working on wall-hangingsBEd students working on wall-hangingsWorkshops to create decorative scarab beetles, Egyptian jewellery and hieroglyphics on pieces of papyrus have been taking place this week in schools in preparation for this weekend's display.

Guided by the student teachers and University tutors, children have also enjoyed an Egyptian twist to their English, maths and ICT lessons, with pupils writing poetry and prose on Carter's moment of discovery and exploring mathematical patterns used in Egyptian tomb decoration.

The project is led by Kate Thomson and Ali Parkin from the University's department of education. Kate said: "This exciting project exemplifies high quality, cross curricular learning opportunities for both students and pupils in partnership schools. There is a clear focus on interpreting the curriculum is creative ways. Students have worked collaboratively on a range of activities including musical compositions, story-telling and multi-media presentations."

The exhibition is free of charge and open to all.
Wonderful Things exhibition - Saturday 13 June 10am - 1pm
Rooms TC003/4/5 Francis Close Hall campus, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ

Source: University of Gloucestershire

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