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Names in history larger than life

PUBLISHED: 08:25 27 March 2009 | UPDATED: 11:00 12 July 2010

Gislingham pupils in front of the statue of Rameses in the British Museum.

Gislingham pupils in front of the statue of Rameses in the British Museum.

Pupils from Gislingham and Palgrave Primary Schools visited two of London's most famous museums, accompanied by teachers and some parents.

Pupils from Gislingham and Palgrave Primary Schools visited two of London's most famous museums, accompanied by teachers and some parents.

The older children visited the British Museum, looking at the Egyptian exhibition, to support the classwork they are doing this term on Egyptian history, with particular reference to Tutankhamen, the famous pharaoh.

The younger children visited the Natural History Museum, where they were very excited to find dinosaur skeletons, ancient bones and lots of information to support their topic on dinosaurs. They were also fascinated by the Blue Whale and were keen to come back to school to find out more about whales.

Both groups also tucked in to a hearty meal at the Rainforest Cafe. One parent said that it was her first time on a school trip and that the children had really enjoyed the experience and were a pleasure to be with.

Angela Hall, headteacher for both schools, said: 'Educational trips like this are an excellent way of increasing the children's understanding and enjoyment of history and ensuring that learning is both valuable and fun.'

Photo: some of the Gislingham pupils in front of the statue of Rameses in the British Museum


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