The Treasures of Ancient Egypt come to Bootle

The Treasures of Ancient Egypt come to Bootle. School children in Bootle took part in a unique project that brings Ancient Egypt to life … in their school.
Christ Church Primary School is working in partnership with The Atkinson on Writing Through Time, a project that uses the remarkable Goodison Egyptology collection to develop children’s writing and literacy.
As part of a celebration event, The Atkinson unveiled a remarkable new acquisition Trial Piece of Akhenaten/Nefertiti, in the school so that the teachers and children were the first to see before it goes on show at The Atkinson.
Merseyside prize-winning poet Mandy Coe and Egyptologist Claire Ollett have been working with pupils at Christ Church Primary School on Writing Through Time.
Writing Through Time was funded by The Atkinson Development Trust and it aims to develop children’s writing skills and levels of literacy across the curriculum at Key Stage 2; it is hoped to share the project outcomes with all Bootle’s primary schools.
Christine McGregor, chair of The Atkinson Development Trust said: “The Atkinson Development Trust is passionate about supporting access to these remarkable collections and to encourage their use to inspire children to enjoy writing and reading.
“Projects like this are vital if we are to test how children learn and engage and to see if we give them confidence and a love of words!
“The Atkinson Development Trust was set up to make a difference using The Atkinson and its collections, to work across communities and to be at the centre of learning for those who may not normally get the opportunity.”

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