Pupils recreate Bury St Edmunds landmarks for school project

Abbots Green Primary School pupils created models of different Bury landmarks as part of 'A Place in Time' project 

Pictured: Year three pupils built a model market, including Emily Rodrigues, Thomas Dobbyn, Mya Rai and Cameron Peck


PICTURE: Mecha Morton
Abbots Green Primary School pupils created models of different Bury landmarks as part of 'A Place in Time' project Pictured: Year three pupils built a model market, including Emily Rodrigues, Thomas Dobbyn, Mya Rai and Cameron Peck PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Budding architects have created miniature versions of landmarks in Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils at Abbots Green Primary School constructed stunning 3D models of buildings and areas including St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Abbey Gardens, Greene King brewery and Moreton Hall.

They also produced a model comparing the town in 1210 and 2017 as well as another of the market.

It was part of a whole school project for the spring term, entitled ‘A Place in Time’, with a focus on geography and history.

During the project, pupils at the school, in Airfield Road, Bury, have used their observational and fieldwork skills to find out more about the local area.

Angela Morrison, deputy headteacher, said: “The children have really enjoyed this hands-on approach which has made their learning real and purposeful.”

School staff transformed themselves into ‘Where’s Wally?’ characters for the launch of the project for lower key stage two children.

Other activities have seen key stage one pupils visit the local playground for their work to compare playgrounds across the world. Years three and four have used compasses, grid references, symbols and keys to learn about Bury. Years five and six have learnt about town planning.

See Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper for more pictures.