Maya Workshop is delivered by Penny. As an archaeologist who has visited the historic Maya sites, she is incredibly knowledgeable on the intricacies of Maya culture and life.
As always, we provide a full day's worth of activities for up to 3 classes.
The day's activities and presentations:
Introduction: The children will listen to an informative presentation about the Maya and be told about the fun activities that they will be taking part in later in the day.
Archaeology Investigation: The children will learn how to be archaeologists, from Penny herself! She will give expert instructions on how to carefully unearth ancient artefacts and examine their origins.
Maya Pottery Making: The children will create their own Maya pottery out of clay.
Maya Maths: The children will be introduced to the strange symbols that make up the Maya numbering system. Can they work out which number each symbol represents in order to crack the puzzle?
Maya Dance: Using masks that the children will have made before the workshop, the children will take part in a Maya celebration and learn how to dance like a Maya.
Final Review: The final session of the day looks at what happened after the majority of the civilisation collapsed. What was their legacy?