A VISIT to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge proved to be fun-filled yet highly educational for King’s Ely Junior students.

Year 4 pupils were in their element getting up close to Ancient Egyptian artefacts during their trip to the museum on February 27th. The students met with a teacher at the museum, who guided them through some of the larger exhibits, including the enormous granite sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III.

They were also very excited to see lots of things they had read about in their recent work on mummification up close. The trip also included a chance to explore some pieces from the museum’s art galleries, looking at different ways artists have created portraits over the centuries. After the obligatory brief stop at the museum’s gift shop, it was back on the coach to return to school following what was certainly a fascinating and enjoyable trip.

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