Students Building an Eco House
Students at Sussex Coast College in Hastings are making the most of their lessons by building an entire Eco-friendly house on their campus.
The project is European funded and is part of a collaboration with a school in Normandy, France. It is hoped that the scheme will help the students to learn new skills from each other as well as putting into practise the construction methods they have been learning about in their lessons.
The house will be built over two years, with each stage coinciding with what the students are being taught at the time. Other pupils doing courses such as plumbing and electrics will also be able to work on the house at the appropriate times.
Mark Jackson, one of the lecturers at the Sussex College has commented that the hands-on experience is making the lessons come alive and that there are very few places like this which will give the students real life experience using sustainable techniques.
Local businesses have also got involved in the project by supplying some of the sustainable materials.
When complete, the house will measure 100 square metres and will have been worked on by dozens of different students.