At just 8, Emily makes a model of the real thing

Eight-year-old Emily Kominko has created a model of the Eureka building and donated it to the children's museum.

Eight-year-old Emily Kominko has created a model of the Eureka building and donated it to the children's museum.

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AT the age of just eight, schoolgirl Emily Kominiko has built a model “worthy of an architect.”

Now her miniature of Eureka, the children’s musum in Halifax, is to be housed just there – in the museum that inspired her.

Emily, a Year 4 pupil at Bradshaw Community Primary School, made the model after being set a classroom challenge by teachers.

And when they saw her handiwork, they decided to donate the model because of its amazingly high standard.

Each pupil was set the task of researching and investigating an area of Halifax. Their final project was to create a model of it.

Eureka visitors’ services manager Rachel Skinner said: “Not only was the level of detail something we’d expect from a GSCE architecture student, it was obvious that a great deal of care had gone into it, from the shape of the building to photographs of the galleries placed inside.”

Emily, a keen artist, has inherited the creative gene from her parents.

Both are dental technicians and Emily has picked up their knack for modelling. Her teacher Sharon Carroll said: “When Emily’s model came in we were all surprised at the high standard!

“Usually, children use toilet paper rolls and lollipop sticks, but Emily came back to us with an architect’s design of Eureka!.

“We were amazed and we loved it. She’d obviously spent a lot of time on it.”

The model is currently housed in the museum offices but will be moved into the public’s gaze once a display case is found.