About The Damflask Project

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Photos from the workshop taken at Bradfield School

Photos from the workshop taken at Bradfield School

The Department for Children, Schools and Families would like all schools to be sustainable by 2020, and “to prepare young people for a lifetime of sustainable living”.

A sustainable school, including buildings and grounds, provides an excellent teaching and learning resource for staff, pupils and the school community.

On 19th May, City of Sheffield Rowing Club members visited Bradfield School and issued students with the following challenge:

Your client, Dam Flask Rowing Centre, needs a new building, as their existing facilities are no longer fit for purpose.

Students age 10 – 14 years old formed their own Design Companies in teams of ten.

Each company was led by a Managing Director and Marketing Manager who had the important role of selling the company’s merits and designs to the client at the end of the day.

This involved writing a mission statement, designing a company logo, and collating information supplied by design staff to enable a sales pitch.

Company surveyors measured and produced drawings of the existing site, architects researched sustainable materials and renewable energies producing external and internal plans and landscape architects designed a wildlife habitat to make use of the wooded area behind the existing site.

The teams presented some excellent designs and judges including the chairman of CSRC chose a winning company with two runners up whose ultimate prize was to form a ‘real’ company who would project manage the final design and construction process from start to finish. Since May, this company has attended intensive survey, architecture and landscape sessions to produce a new facility sketch scheme.

The Rowing Club will now work closely with the children and outside local contractors and professionals to make the concept a reality. There’s a long way to go in terms of funding and sponsorship.

Bradfield School Project: Damflask Rowing Centre

The Department for Children, Schools and Families would like all schools to be sustainable by 2020, and "to prepare young people for a lifetime of sustainable living".

On 19th May, students at Bradfield School were issued with the following challenge:

"Your client, Dam Flask Rowing Centre, needs a new building, as their existing facilities are no longer fit for purpose."