Town hall history a towering lesson

SOTE Year 2 students show off their hard work.
SOTE Year 2 students show off their hard work. Katie Cameron

A NEW Warwick Town Hall has been built, and it's taking up a classroom at the School of Total Education.

Year 2 students at SOTE have spent the past two weeks constructing their very own version of the hall, which towers up to the ceiling of their classroom.

Year 2 teacher Karen Leech said the interactive learning made "history come alive" for the kids.

"They used pattern rollers for the sandstone effect and even made the windows with cellophane," she said.

"They have also learnt a lot about construction - they had to make hinges for the doors and had to reinforce the cardboard for a second storey."

As part of their local history module, the class went on a field trip to the real town hall, where they met the Town Crier and heard the story of the mysterious time capsule buried under the building foundations.

Year 2 student William Thornton was impressed by the tale and believes the capsule could be full of "things from the old days like newspapers or maybe a scroll".

He said building the replica town hall was "very fun" and he was "amazed" at what they built as a class.

The hall is now fully equipped with a door buzzer and electrical lights, thanks to help from Year 10 science students.



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