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Granby Students Showcase Egyptian Projects To District Officials

Students from Granby Elementary School recently attended a district board of education meeting and presented project they completed based on an ancient civilization.

Sixth grade students at Granby Elementary School recently presented Ancient Egyptian projects they completed to the district’s board of education. From left, Principal Heather Perry proudly stands with students Mackenzie Treneer and Sean Hein. For the project, Treneer created canopic jars and Hein built a sarcophagus.
Sixth grade students at Granby Elementary School recently presented Ancient Egyptian projects they completed to the district’s board of education. From left, Principal Heather Perry proudly stands with students Mackenzie Treneer and Sean Hein. For the project, Treneer created canopic jars and Hein built a sarcophagus.

In early December, sixth grade students in Joe McNamara’s social studies classes were tasked with creating projects that in some way reflected Ancient Egypt.

According to McNamara, each project needed to follow at least one of the five pillars of Ancient Egypt: geography, religion, culture, economy and government.

Students created an assortment of projects imitating some of the more famous monuments of Ancient Egypt, such as pyramids, sarcophagi and hieroglyphics.

The projects were displayed throughout the school for students, teachers and parents to appreciate.

Several students were then afforded the opportunity to showcase their projects before the board of education, much to the pleasure of the board and Superintendent William Lynch.

“Thank you for coming and sharing what you learned. It’s great to remind us of all the hard work you and your classmates have put into the projects,” Lynch told the students.