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Last Updated: Thursday July 08 2010 11:56 GMT

Boy demolishes his school canteen

School dining hall being demolished

Watch the demolition here

Have you ever dreamt about knocking down one of your school buildings? Well, a schoolboy in Stockton-on-Tees got to do just that!

Jack got to demolish his old dining hall and maths block after winning a school competition.

The rest of the school watched and cheered as Jack kicked off the countdown.

He said: "I really enjoyed starting the demolition. It was great to see the buildings being torn down."

Jack kicks off the countdown
Jack kicked off the countdown to knock down!

Head teacher Mr Dunn said: "Hundreds and hundreds of entries were received. I think it's every school pupil's dream, isnt it?"

After the demolition, Jack was teased that he had knocked down the wrong building. But he didn't fall for it.

"Oh dear, we will just have to rebuild it," he replied.

The building was being cleared to make way for a new performing arts centre.