Bamboo, Rubber Bands and Learning Pods

In Founder's Note

I had a fun day with the High School building group, we managed to erect the base and framework for their soon-to-be learning in just 24 hrs. We have put in the rafters and the floor. This week we hope to finish the floor.

We are also going to have mother-daughter, father-son building teams after the floor pod is finished and we will be building all the beams hope to get them up.

I am still doing morning walks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I have lots of plans for dinners to talk about doing things in Green School.

United World College South East Asia is coming to GreenCamp for a week. I took grade 5 last week. It’s really fun to have kids on the tour. It’s great to see kids who live in a giant city relating to GS. We had the group jumping up and down on the bridge.

I have always been interested in having UWC and GS connected and here we are at last with a connection.

On the vortex project, we are building the trash collector to catch the plastic bags coming down the river before they go down into the ocean.

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I am going to set up some dates to see the [enviropallets]http://enviropallets.com

A few years ago an amazing Dutch bamboo man came to the school, his name is Anton Versteegde ](http://versteegde.nl/Home_2.html text: Antoon Versteegde). Unfortunately he didn’t have enough time to build with the kids.

Since then we acquired a suitcase full of rubber bands and this summer I did the first rubber band bamboo building structure.

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Bamboo team building a giant bamboo model using rubber bands

I mentioned this on my welcome speech and a lot of people are very interested in having their kids build. See what the kids created in Challenge Week in this edition of Bamboo News.

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The Hardy girls working on their project

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Love,
John A. Hardy

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