I have chosen The Little Acorns School from Petite Properties for my next project. It will be build as a diorama using the same base as for the George Inn.
It will be a mixed media project using paint for some parts and textures for other parts.
The first thing I do when I start a project is doing some research. Being a teacher myself for a long time this is an interesting subject for me. These little one class school actually exist around 1900 in agriculture villages. Littleworth was also an agriculture community around that time.
I don’t know if I have to build the interior. I know that I have to give it a planked floor and a sober interior wall. I found some nice attributes that I could use. Nothing is available, so I have to scratch build everything.
I also needed a story for my diorama. There are a lot of pictures available of photographed classes. So, I thought it could be a good idea to use that for the scene. I still had some Edwardian figures that I could use.
After working out this theme I found out that I had enough children and a teacher. So, I don’t have to order them. The photographer is also available as a single figure from Langley.
These small classes are historically correct. I found some interesting information on this subject. (Teacher is standing wrong in this try-out)
I made a diorama plan to see if it would fit.
The playground will be an aggregate tipped and rolled in surface. Found some interesting material to try out. Will use the book Landscape Modelling by Barry Norman and Modelling Grassland and landscape detailing from Gordon Gravett as a reference.
Next stage is to build the school building.
Suggestion are more than welcome,