28 Feb

  • By wendydodds

Year 3 and 4 presented two impressive performances of the production ‘Glint of Gold’, on Tuesday. Set in November 1922, the story begins with Howard Carter’s famous discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Along with Lord Carnarvon (Kendon) and his daughter Lady Evelyn Herbert (Zara), Carter (Chetwin) enters the tomb and is astounded by the treasures buried for over 3,000 years.

Before long, the visitors discover the story of this little known king through the writing on the walls of the tomb. These story telling pictures are called hieroglyphs and in this play they come to life, teaching us all about Ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun (Yarl), who had rested in peace for thousands of years, is now awakened and, with our help, needs to learn part of the “Book of the Dead” before he can join his father among the stars.