Lafayette students pull concrete benches Egyptian-style

Students at Lafayette School in Eureka will have fun pulling concrete benches across the school's parking lot and into the new Peggy Kirkpatrick Reading Garden just like the Egyptians moved stones to build the pyramids.

Students at Lafayette School in Eureka will have fun pulling concrete benches across the school's parking lot and into the new Peggy Kirkpatrick Reading Garden just like the Egyptians moved stones to build the pyramids.

Egypt Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The media is encouraged to attend this fun and lively event.

The elementary students will man ropes and drag the concrete benches on top of wood rollers just like the Egyptians did when they moved stone blocks to build the pyramids. Students are encouraged to dress like ancient Egyptians and teachers have designed curriculum around an Egyptian theme.

The concrete benches were donated to the school by the City of Eureka. The Coast Guard has donated rope and steel cable. Ted Lewis, from Bethel Church, will place the benches in the garden with his forklift.

For more information contact principal Jim Sanders at 441-2482. Lafayette School is located at 3100 Park Street, off Myrtle Avenue, in Eureka.