PUPILS from Canford School were visited by Wimborne Model Town engineers as part of a project before Christmas.

Engineers Penri and Terry from the attraction visited the school last week as part of their community action programme.

The work with the model town has involved pupils and staff helping to improve their facilities, predominantly the water control system and the graphical visitor interface at this popular local attraction which is of great historical significance to the town.

Geoff Horton, physics teacher, said: "The project has served a dual purpose in delivering a required capability for the Model Town while contributing to the practical part of our pupils’ extended project qualification, which is worth half an A-level.

"It has been wonderful for them to have been able to work with the expertise of the Model Town staff, who have experience as contracting Engineers in the aerospace industry.”

The project will continue in the new year.