We’ve worked with over 70 schools across the UK, empowering young people to design and build with cob themselves. From 3 to18 year olds, we have facilitated them to build anything from pizza ovens and sculptures to benches and outdoor classrooms. Cob is perfect in schools as is is safe, eco, easy, unique, fun, hands-on, outdoors and empowering.
Our 4 most popular cob building workshops are:
1. Build an Anglo-Saxon longhouse – a 2 week workshop which gives your school a permanent Anglo Saxon house built by the children! Read this article in the paper about one of our projects.
2. A week of cob workshops for up to 100 Children: during the week your school will learn to make cob, build a permanent pizza oven with smart wooden roof, create sculptures, build a wattle and daub den, and the week ends with us showing you how to make and cook the perfect pizzas in your new oven and everyone gets to eat some!We find this longer workshop the most rewarding for schools as more pupils are able to get involved and they gain a great deal in terms of confidence, new skills and team work. If you link this week to a topic on for example buildings, sustainability, tudor times, cooking….you could gain even more.
3. The taster cob day.
This is for one class of children – we dig with them to source the right materials, we make cob using the cob dance technique and every child makes a sculpture to keep. There is also a presentation on earth building which can be given to the whole school.
4. The 2 day build a pizza oven workshop.
The children dig the soil, make the cob, design the oven, and sculpt the pizza oven.
We have made over 50 ovens in schools so we can guarantee a fun experience and a fantastic permanent cob oven at the end of workshop. You can use your final oven to cook anything – veg you’ve grown, bread, caseroles, pizzas and more.
We can also facilitate your school and local community to design and build your own outdoor classroom or seating areas.
We can help with grant applications and offer weekend workshops to involve the wider community. We promise to inspire your whole school who will have a wonderful sense of ownership of their magnificent new cob creation and a enjoy a project they will never forget.
Staff team building days
We also run pizza oven courses for your staff – it makes a unique and bonding day for your staff. Either come to us in Norfolk and we’ll feed you pizza and show you how to make your own oven in an idyllic setting on the edge of the lake OR we’ll come and help you build a permanent oven in your school grounds.
GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK A WORKSHOP OR FIND OUT MORE.
Please call our Education Director and qualified teacher Charlotte Eve, on 01279 444275 or 07949 241815. Or email Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or get in touch via our contact form.
To find out more about our extensive professional experience with working with young people please see our About Us section.