School House Project

We are extremely pleased to confirm that Burlington Danes Academy is hosting and participating in an exciting social project this 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.

We believe that by watching the product of their hard work emerge, students will realise that even the most ambitious of goals are attainable with the right knowledge and approach. By the end of the venture they will be able to reflect on what they have produced and take pride in an achievement that will benefit our community for years to come.

We know that the task will be difficult, but we are confident that those involved will learn a great deal and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.We look forward to the finished product becoming a hive of Burlington Danes’ productivity and a tangible reminder of what we can do when we put our minds to it.

A documentary series is being made about the project. See our project blog for regular news updates.

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April 2013