A secondary school has found a unique way to still offer tours to primary pupils during lockdown.

Year 5 and 6 students used the popular video game Minecraft to help them choose what school they would like to attend amid lockdown restrictions.

As a result of Covid-19 rules schools could not hold open events to prospective students and had to find alternative ways to advertise.

Epping Forest Guardian:

Outdoor layout of the school. Credit: SJCES

Year 9 students at Epping St John's Church of England School recreated the entire school layout within the game allowing students' avatars to walk the corridors.

Year 9 student Joseph Rochester, who was in charge of the project, said: "We would not have finished without everyone working as a team. I enjoyed the project and building the school."

Epping Forest Guardian:

Indoor layout. Credit: SJCES

Deputy headteacher, Sahbi Benzid, said: "I am really please with the outcome of the project.

"We wanted an interactive and creative way of touring our wonderful school.The team of Year 9 students did an amazing job.

"We even got a message and retweet from the official Minecraft Twitter page, saying 'this looks amazing'!"