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Fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, and enchanted castles on display in Broads village

PUBLISHED: 13:32 02 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:32 02 December 2017

Anya Gittins, 8, and Emily Thoulass, 4, admire some of the gingerbread creations on display at St John's Primary School in Hoveton. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Anya Gittins, 8, and Emily Thoulass, 4, admire some of the gingerbread creations on display at St John's Primary School in Hoveton. Picture: ANDREW STONE

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Pupils from a Hoveton primary school have created an impressive range of fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles to raise money for their school.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

The items, which were made from gingerbread by children from St John’s Primary School, formed part of the school’s Gingerbread Go! competition.

All 230 children at the school and nursery got the chance to bake “flat pack” houses in school, thanks to local businesses donating ingredients.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

They then decorated them and turned them into their dream homes, with teachers setting different themes for each class.

The gingerbread-baking took place earlier this month and was followed by a grand display in the school hall this weekend.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Reagan Shipley, chair of the PTA, said: “All the local businesses really supported us with the first Gingerbread Go! last year.

“It created a lot of impact in the town and we’re hoping this year will be even better.”

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

The event is part of a special weekend of fun activities to raise money for the school.

Visitors to Hoveton and Wroxham are able to follow a Gingerbread Go! trail around the village – seeking out the 3ft-high wooden Gingerbread men and women decorated by local community groups and cluster schools.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

The Gingerbread people are hidden in shop windows and other locations.

Each one contains a letter which forms a mystery phrase – if children and parents can decipher it they could win a family pass to Bewilderwood.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Rebecca Quinn, head teacher of St. John’s, said: “The children get so enthusiastic and about their gingerbread houses – it is lovely to see them baking and being so creative.”

Gingerbread Go! Is being supported by local businesses including estate agents Minors and Brady, Tesco, and Oyster Yachts.

Pupils of St John’s Primary School  created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONEPupils of St John’s Primary School created fairytale homes, shops, log-cabins, football stadiums and enchanted castles as part of the school's Gingerbread Go! competition to raise funds. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Individual gingerbread figures are sponsored by many other local businesses and proceeds the event go towards supporting additional school activities and equipment, including outside play equipment and a multifunctional new school stage.

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