PUPILS at a Trafford primary have helped with the important task of building a copy of their school in Lego.

Forest Park Preparatory School, in Sale, is to be immortalised in Lego as part of a display of the region's landmarks.

Forest Park Preparatory School came out on top in a competition for schools run by LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, at the Trafford Centre.

The attraction’s MyMINILANDSchool competition saw students across the North West, along with the help of their teachers, being asked to sketch a picture of their school, for the chance to win a place in a display.

After Forest Park was declared the winner, a LEGO version of the school will now be built to join the attraction’s MINILAND display - a re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout the North West, made out of more than 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

And the school's pupils called into the attraction on July 13 to help master Model Builder Alex Bidolak with the project.

The final brick will be added at the school’s grounds on the last day of term, July 18, before making its way back to the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground to be displayed in MINILAND.

The school is also set to receive its logo made entirely out of LEGO® , and Kids Go Free vouchers for all pupils.

Forest Park Preparatory School pupils are no strangers when it comes to Lego, with a dedicated after school club running in the school since April 2016 for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

 Headteacher at Forest Park Preparatory School, Nick Tucker, said: "Lego is obviously great for children to hone their fine motor skills but it also encourages them to be creative, problem solve and helps to promote teamwork, as they always split off into little groups to work on a build." 

He added: "The children really enjoyed making their creations and are so thrilled to have won the competition."

 Jenn McDonough, General Manager of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center said: “We would like to sincerely thank all the teachers and students who entered into this year’s competition, we had some brilliant entries!

"We are really thrilled to announce Forest Park Preparatory School as the winners of our #MyMINILANDSchool competition, they will be a fantastic addition to our MINILAND® display!”