Discover The Art of Early Islamic Civilisation and Ancient Egypt

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Pupils from across the district have been enjoying Cartwright Hall’s Early Islamic Civilisation workshop using artwork and artefacts to explore early Islamic trade and materials.

 This gallery based workshop allows pupils to really explore ideas and influences in art whilst developing and strengthening an understanding of the place of early Islamic culture in the context of the wider world.

2 hour workshop £113 and includes a popular Arabic calligraphy activity with real reed pens. 

Suitable for any year group in KS2 and entry to the art gallery is free.   

Comments from class teachers on The Art of Early Islamic Civilisation workshop:

“The Early Islamic Civilisation workshop has great practical activities to promote learning, engaging tasks and enthusiastic delivery.”

“The workshop was really clear, engaging and at an appropriate level. I loved the team work and group activities.”

“Reinforced the work done in the classroom and presented it in a new way.  The workshop gave the children the opportunity to see real artefacts.”

Over at Cliffe Castle in Keighley, pupils have been getting hands on in the Ancient Egyptian Mummification workshop as well as enjoying the range of STEM workshops on offer. In the ever popular Rock & Fossil and Stone Age to Iron Age workshops, pupils get to handle a range of real specimens/objects whilst doing scientific enquiry based activities.

Comments from class teachers on Ancient Egyptian Mummification workshop:

“The Egyptian Mummification workshop was outstanding as it was very thorough and interactive.  It was a very informative and engaging experience for the children.”

“Lots of hands on activities to keep all the children engaged.”

“The workshop allows delivery in a hands-on way and improved the children’s listening skills.”

The Learning Team offer teaching staff free guided tours of the gallery/museum to help you make the most of your trip. To find our more or to book a workshop or tour, please email:

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Published: 19/02/2016
Audience: All
Contact: Rebecca Dawson

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