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Mummification is the process the the Ancient Egyptians used to prepare their pharaohs for the afterlife. This involves removing their organs and drying out and cleaning the body. They use Natron (a type of salt) to dry out the body. They do this by filling the body with Natron and then covering it and leaving it for 70 days. Then the body can be wrapped in bandages.
In 4L we became Embalmers for the afternoon. These were the highest priests in the land. We practiced our skills of opening a body, removing the innards, drying and packing a body all on a tomato. It was harder work than it looked. Now we have to wait a week to see if the process has worked!
Thank you to all those children who stayed the night in the dark, cold school to raise money for children in need. We played games, sang, watched a film and slept very little. It was great to see so many of 4L there all night to keep Miss Luckman awake!
Year 4 had a fantastic trip to Standsted MountFitchet!
We got a real idea of what living in the Anglo Saxon times would be like.