Every child should make a model! In years to come the mere sniff of enamel paint or plastic cement will bring you right back to that special time when you first sat down and opened that little cardboard box.
There is so much pleasure to be enjoyed trying to avoid a giant gluey smudge on the cockpit of a little Spitfire or a drool of paint over the tracks of a Tiger tank.
Model making can be fiddly and is certainly time-consuming but there are few more satisfying or engrossing ways to spend a rainy afternoon or a dark Winter's evening.
At Belhaven Hill we try to make a diorama (a small scene) using all the models assembled each term.