Lockdown inspires school children to design new products for local businesses

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local busin

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local businesses. Picture: Corvus Education Trus - Credit: Corvus Education Trus

Young children at two Norfolk schools have been working with businesses to support their local economy after lockdown.

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local busin

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local businesses. Picture: Corvus Education Trus - Credit: Corvus Education Trus

After listening to prerecorded stories on how life changed during lockdown, children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local businesses, some of which have been turned into real products.

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local busin

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local businesses. Picture: Corvus Education Trus - Credit: Corvus Education Trus

The children worked with Orchard Toys, Saffron Housing, Sugar Beat Eating House, The Old Ram Coaching Inn and James D Party Time.

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local busin

Children at Aslacton Primary and Manor Field Infant and Nursery develop new products for local businesses. Picture: Corvus Education Trus - Credit: Corvus Education Trus

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The project also formed a trail of art and design work across Long Stratton and its neighbouring villages.

Organiser and class teacher Louise Mundford said: “Each one of us can make such a big difference to our local economy and it is great for our pupils to not only see that but to feel very involved; providing real purpose for their learning.”

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