Hedjet the Hippo will lead your pupils on an adventure to the coronation of a new pharaoh.

Classes: P1–3
Cost: £75
Timings: 10:30/11:45/13:00 (60 mins) (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Mon 16 – Thu 19 March (Fully booked), Mon 11 –Thu 14 May

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How should I prepare my pupils for this workshop?

Pupils will be working in four groups during the workshop. Please assign one adult per group. Smaller classes may work in smaller numbers of groups. 

Download your invite from Hedjet the Hippo here to use with your class before your visit. This will introduce the workshop and the character to them. She also appears in our ancient Egypt gallery trail sheet. 

What will we do in the workshop?

Hedjet the Hippo, assisted by our Learning Enabler, will lead your pupils on an adventure to the coronation of a new pharaoh. Pupils will become part of the story by seeing, smelling and handling a range of objects from the marketplace, a temple and the River Nile, to find out more about daily life in ancient Egypt. 

You can download a visual timetable here.

Useful resources and activities

Schools visiting the gallery can use our trail sheet to discover more which will be led by our new character, Hedjet the Hippo. Please bring your own pencils.

Download Hedjet's  Ancient Egyptian trail

Download Teachers' Notes

Curriculum links





As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a


As I listen and take part in conversations and discussions, I discover new words and phrases which I use to help me express my ideas, thoughts and feelings.

LIT 0-10a

I can communicate clearly when engaging with others within and beyond my place of learning, using selected resources3 as required.

LIT 1-10a


Social studies

I have explored how people lived in the past and have used imaginative play to show how their lives were different from my own and the people around me.

SOC 0-04a

I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting.

SOC 1-04a




By exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things.

SOC 1-13b


 Expressive Arts

Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama.

EXA 0-13a / EXA 1-13a

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