Corby students recreate their school using Minecraft blocks

Nathaniel Tew and Courtney Daniels have recreated Corby Technical School in Minecraft

Nathaniel Tew and Courtney Daniels have recreated Corby Technical School in Minecraft

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Two students from Corby Technical School have made an accurate model of their school using the popular building blocks video game Minecraft.

Nathaniel Tew and Courtney Daniels, both in Year 9, gathered all the data they needed from real-life research and photographs before embarking on the project.

They spent 20 hours building the school inside the game before making a YouTube video to show off their creation.

Nathaniel started the build alone but after showing Courtney she wanted to get involved as well.

He said: “I took the role of the architect and Courtney did lots of design work including the interior. I have done lots of big buildings before however this is the most accurate because I am at the school daily and can check for details.’

Courtney added: “I built the outside walls, the hill, the upstairs computer rooms and lights and I think it was these small jobs that make the bigger difference.”

Computer teacher Arron Gourlay said: “The great thing is they have used a tool, which is considered to be a toy, to create something technically and architecturally correct.”

The video can be found at http://tinyurl.com/corbyminecraft.