Photo gallery: Millfield Primary School’s models of North Walsham on display in town library

Reception and Year one pupils from Millfield Primary School in North Walsham studied their local are

Reception and Year one pupils from Millfield Primary School in North Walsham studied their local area last year and with their parents made models of the local shops. Pictured is Joseph Rayner, Alfie Thompson and Hollie Hunt.Photo by Mark Bullimore

Carefully-crafted models of shops and other well-known North Walsham landmarks have been charming visitors to the town's library.

The creations, dotted among the bookshelves, are the work of Millfield Primary School children and their parents.

Pupils aged five to seven spent last year learning about their local area and its history, which included visiting the town centre.

And their half-term project homework was to make models of what they had seen with their mums and dads.

'It's been amazing. They've created a miniature version of North Walsham, to scale,' said teacher Su Brooks, Early Phase Leader at Millfield.


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Using shoeboxes and a multitude of other junk materials, the children have fashioned town centre buildings including the Santander bank, Oasis dental surgery, pet shop, Bocadillo sandwich shop and Kings Arms pub.

Candle holders stuffed with tissue-paper flowers mimicked the buckets of blooms outside one of the town's florists.

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And lollipop sticks and green netting were used to imitate the scaffolding outside the ancient parish church, where the tower is being repaired.

A miniature fire station was also among the models, as were tiny versions of the emerging new Lidl supermarket, and even the library itself.

The display can be seen at the library for the next few weeks.

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