Recently finished cutting a 20 minute documenters 'The Schholhouse Project' about school-kids (from the sage of 7) who built a house. Kids with power tools, what is there not to like.
The project was the brainchild of Dame Sally Coates (headmistress) and Roderick James (founding Director at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)) and the film was directed and produced by Nathan Hughes Rough Glory Films.'
"We are extremely pleased to confirm that Burlington Danes Academy is hosting and participating in anexciting social projectmthis year. The innovative 'Schoolhouse Project' involves a team of staff and students working closely together to build a fully-functioning timber house on the academy grounds.
The challenge explores a practical and alternative approach to education, with the participating students gaining a wealth of valuable hands-on experience.The project demands the development and application of a range of important personal attributes, such as communication, confidence, drive and discipline, alongside an array of essential technical skills." http://burlingtondanes.org/life-school/schoolhouse-project#sthash.kVEtHeXh.dpuf