Students get crafty and create miniature Bendigo

ST MONICA'S Primary School students have built a miniature model of Bendigo in their classroom.

The grade 2 students constructed historic landmarks such as the Capital, Bendigo Art Gallery and Sacred Heart Cathedral as part of their learning unit What's the Go in Bendigo.

Teacher Belinda Christy said students had researched the history of the city and had been on an excursion to look at old and iconic buildings.

"The students really enjoyed learning about Bendigo and its history," she said.

"I think it is important for them to understand that we are here for a reason and the role people have played in establishing Bendigo as the city we live in."

Ms Christy said students worked in pairs or groups of three and used paper, paint, old boxes, buttons and other materials to construct the miniature city.

She said it took an hour of planning and four hours of building to put together the project. 

"They were really pleased with (how it turned out)," she said. 

Ms Christy said the miniature city had been on display in the classroom but had been deconstructed. 

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