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Ipswich: Students don Cleopatra and Pharaoh costumes in Ancient Egyptian artwork display

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 April 2013

Orwell Park school celebrate Ancient Egyptian art day.

Orwell Park school celebrate Ancient Egyptian art day.

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STUDENTS marked the end of spring term by displaying their ancient Egyptian art skills.

Pupils at Orwell Park School, Nacton, Ipswich, dressed up as Cleopatra and Pharaohs to present artwork to headteacher Adrian Brown.

The work, named “the weighing of the heart of Ani” was made up of clay slabs. Ani was a temple scribe in the temple of Amun in Thebes in southern Egypt in the 13th century BC.

The Book of the Dead is the modern name of the Ancient Egyptian funerary text used from 1550 BC to 50BC.

The text consists of magic spells to help with a person’s journey through death to the afterlife.

The panel consists of 30 hand-made clay panels painted by Year Four students under direction of Louise Greenwood, head of art and food technology.

The project took several months to complete and at the end students dressed up as Cleopatra and Tutankhamun to perform the unveiling ceremony.

Meanwhile, Orwell Park student Rosie Beveridge hand-crafted modern jewellery for her coursework.

Six pupils also won awards at the Young Art East Anglia exhibition, in aid of Cancer Research.Henry McLeod Scott, Ella Marsh, Lily Hill, Joseph Reed, Alex Cumming and William Halfhide all scooped awards for Orwell Park School.

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