Monks and knight return to Castle Acre

Pupils from Castle Acre School (Barn Owl Class) have made Papier mache giants, they are pictured with the giants at Castle Acre Priory. ANL-150422-161935009
Pupils from Castle Acre School (Barn Owl Class) have made Papier mache giants, they are pictured with the giants at Castle Acre Priory. ANL-150422-161935009

Monks and knights have returned to Castle Acre thanks to artistic school children.

Youngsters in the Barn Owl class at Castle Acre Primary School created the papier mache figures after being inspired by the wicker giants created by French and Flemish communities.

The 22 pupils, who are aged between eight and 11, were then charged to research the village’s Castle and Priory before making the figures.

The school’s giants are now on display at the visitor centre at the Priory.

Youngsters from the Barn Owl Class are pictured above at the Priory with their giants.

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