Girl makes waves as Titanic replica sets sail

Darci Restall, six, from Stamshaw, made a  model of the Titanic which she let free in the Solent
Darci Restall, six, from Stamshaw, made a model of the Titanic which she let free in the Solent
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A SCHOOLGIRL created a replica of the Titanic and set it to sail in the waters of the Solent.

Darci Restall, six, of Stamshaw, made her own model of the famous but doomed ship as part of a class project at Meredith Infant School.

She likes arts and crafts and made the model out of newspaper and polystyrene and painted it herself.

She even added her name and age onto the replica ship.

The project coincided with the school’s term-long studies of the Titanic.

Pupils have been spending time learning about the story of the doomed ship and the culture, fashion, and food of 1912.

Darci’s mother, Tanya Restall, explained that she went along with her daughter to the Titanic museum in Southampton, as part of a school trip to learn more about the ship’s history.

Darci and her parents then went down to Southsea to let her artwork set sail across the Solent.

Tanya said that many locals were fascinated by her daughter’s ship and by her excitement and enthusiasm and stopped to speak to her.

She was even telling them about the Titanic’s story and all that she had learned at school.

Since then, Darci has been going back to see if her ship is still drifting or whether history has repeated itself and the Titanic has once again descended to the depths.