Students thinking inside the box

BY ANDREA O'NEIL
Last updated 11:24 27/11/2012
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Andrea O'Neil

HOUSE PROUD: Samuel Marsden technology students Kajal Modi, 14, Bronte Johnston, 13, and Jack Hesp, 13, with cardboard dog Cookie, in the cardboard house pupils built last week to highlight New Zealand’s poor insulation standards.

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No home is complete without a pet dog, even a house made of cardboard, Samuel Marsden students decided last week.

The Whitby school's year 9 technology class spent a fortnight building a house from cardboard boxes for a national competition designed to highlight New Zealand's poor home insulation standards.

Schools entered via a video presentation and will be judged on their houses' style and stability.

The winning school will receive full insulation from the child poverty groups behind the contest.

The Marsden team built their house with any boxes they could grab, from shoeboxes to cereal boxes, and could only use masking tape to hold their house together.

It measures three by two metres and has a doorway, pitched roof and window.

The class wanted to make the house a home, however, and added cosy touches such as a blanket for carpet, a cardboard "Sky TV" screen, a cardboard toaster and a cardboard dog called Cookie.

"We made it like it's a home," said 13-year-old Jack Hesp.

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