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Jamie's Dream School is a seven-part British television documentary series made by Fresh One Productions, first aired on Channel 4. In it, Jamie Oliver enrolls a group of teenagers with fewer than five GCSEs into his "Dream School" - a school in which lessons are taught by celebrities who are specialists in particular subjects. Both pupils and teachers gave evidence to the Education Select Committee in June 2011.[1]

Jamie's Dream School
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Created byJamie Oliver
StarringJamie Oliver
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Fresh One Productions
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original release2 March –
13 April 2011
External links
Website

The lessons from the show are available through a dedicated YouTube channel,[2] which features David Starkey's history course and Simon Callow's drama lessons.

Contents

The schoolEdit

An empty building was converted into a school for two months. In the grounds a biosphere was constructed for lessons on the environment.

TeachersEdit

[3]

PupilsEdit

  • Angelique — 17 Age
  • Aysha — 17Age
  • Carl  — Age 18 cc
  • Charlotte — Age 17
  • Chloe  — Age 17
  • Conor — Age 17
  • Danielle Harold - Age 18
  • Emily Brown — Age 16
  • Georgia — Age 18
  • Harlem-Iaren — Age 18
  • Henry — Age 17
  • Jake — Age 16
  • Jamal — Age 18
  • Jenny — Age 16
  • Jourdelle  - Age 18
  • Latoya — Age 19
  • Michael — Age 18
  • Nana Kwame — Age 18
  • Ricki — Age 16
  • Ronnie — Age 18

[4]

International adaptationsEdit

A South African and an American adaptation were aired in late 2013.[citation needed][5] A Dutch version followed early 2017 on public broadcaster Omroep NTR hosted by kickboxing-champion Lucia Rijker; the first season included Maarten van Rossem, Karin Bloemen and Peter R. de Vries as celebrity-teachers. The second seasons started on 26 February 2018, the third series on 18 February 2019.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news/jamies-dream-school/
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/DreamSchool
  3. ^ http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school/articles/category/expert-profiles
  4. ^ http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-dream-school/articles/category/people/
  5. ^ http://www.sundancechannel.com/series/dream-school/blog/2013/06/sundance-channel-greenlights-original-series-dream-school
  6. ^ "Karin Bloemen en Peter R. gaan lesgeven" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 5 January 2017.