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The Egypt Centre has been running our award winning ‘Young Egyptologist Workshops’ for children since January 2002.


Every month during term time, a teacher is asked to select 14 pupils whom they think would most benefit. These children attend workshops over two consecutive Saturdays.During the workshops, the children learn about ancient Egypt by taking part in a number of fun activities, crafts and games.


It is our aim is to improve literacy and numeracy but most importantly to build confidence, self esteem and foster a love of learning.


Our Young Egyptologist Workshops are designed for children who may be disadvantaged (socially/economically) or have low confidence and self-esteem in need of extra educational enrichment aged between 7-11.

At the end of the second Saturday we have a presentation ceremony.  The children’s relatives, as well as their teachers are invited to see each child have their moment of glory as they receive their well-earned certificates!

We provide a morning snack and lunch for all the children, as well as a mini bus with escort to pick them up and drop them off at their school!


Each year we have a different exciting and engaging theme. This year’s theme is ‘Journey Down the Nile’


One teacher commented saying that a particular child’s attitude to learning had changed so dramatically that she was now giving class talks on Egyptology and researching the subject in her own time!


For more information about the Young Egyptologist Workshops or to book a place please contact us:

Wendy Goodridge, Assistant Curator  w.r.goodridge@swansea.ac.uk

Hannah Sweetapple, Education Officer h.e.sweetapple@swansea.ac.uk 

01792 295 960.

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