A Nice School Project
Last Friday,the local schools have closed for the summer vacations.
Every year, the students work on a project, to build something using only natural materials.
They are not allowed to use plastic, or other polluting items.
This year they have created a large tent using only wooden poles and large jute coffee bags.
They have worked a full week. The tent is large enough to give shelter to 40 people.
You can see the final result looking at my photo.
The student have started the tent putting the perimetral poles, from there they have added the beams to support the roof.
On the roof, they have put large cotton sheets treated with a mix of beeswax and linseed oil to make them waterproof.
As a final step, the jute bags were nailed to the poles to cover the tent.
The floor is made with wooden planks covered with sand.
I have stepped inside the tent during a hot sunny day and I was surprised how fresh it was and it even smelled good due to the natural wood and the beeswax.
I think the students made a good work. I appreciate that our school teaches how to use natural materials for the constructions.
Does your local school have projects like this?
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