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“Repair, Recycle, Reuse!”

School of Duck is the eleventh episode of the twenty-second series.


After a storm destroys Harwick School, the children have to be brought by Daisy to Knapford for their lessons. Duck is keen to do the job as Daisy does not want to, but he needs a coach. After searching all over Sodor, he finds Dexter, a rusty old restaurant coach in an overgrown siding. Unfortunately, Dexter is too worn out to move and his axles break as Duck tries to pull him out. After remembering Reg's words "repair, recycle, and reuse," Duck has an idea. He takes Judy and Jerome to collect Dexter and they have him placed on some bricks near the station, where the children restore him and convert him into a mobile classroom.  



Voice cast



  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Gordon
  • Steven Kynman as Duck
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman as Daisy
  • Teresa Gallagher as Judy
  • Tim Whitnall as Jerome and Reg
  • Lucy Montgomery as Hannah
  • Mark Moraghan as Dexter
  • Jessica Hann as a Child
  • Charlie Barnard as a Child
  • Mia Hope Gaywood as a Child
  • Holly Hazelton as a Child
  • Innis Robertson-Pinnell as a Child
  • Damon Denton-Snape as a Child


  • This episode is a pun on the 2003 movie and 2016 Nickelodeon TV show, School of Rock.
  • Charlie Barnard, Jessica Hann, Holly Hazelton, Mia Hope Gaywood, Damon Denton-Snape, and Innis Robertson-Pinnell join the voice cast. Coincidently, Gaywood is the daughter of William Hope, who voices Edward and Toby in the US dub.
  • This is the first time Mark Moraghan voices a character in the series rather than providing narration.
  • In Dexter's fantasy scene, a Blue Mountain Quarry Dump Truck's wheels and Terence's caterpillar treads are used when he imagines himself with various other types of wheels.
  • The plot of this episode is similar to the Railway Series book, Thomas and Victoria and the fifth series episode, Thomas, Percy and Old Slow Coach.
  • This episode marks Judy, Jerome, Jack, Hannah, and the Slip Coaches' only appearances in the twenty-second series.
  • This episode marks the last of a few things:
  • This episode marks Dexter's only appearance to date.
  • This episode focuses on Goal #4: Quality Education and Goal #12: Responsible Consumption and Production as it was part of Mattel's partnership with the United Nations to promote 6 of the chosen Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Two cast members' surnames were misspelled in the UK end credits:
    • Holly Hazelton's is misspelled as "Hazleton."
    • Innis Robertson-Pinnell's is misspelled as "Robertson Purnell."
  • The workman moving the tree branch at Harwick is composited behind the footbridge. 
  • When Duck brakes for Toby, no sound effect is heard when he puts on his brakes.
  • When Duck tries to pull Dexter out of his siding, his wheels do not spark before Dexter collapses.
  • When Thomas goes into Tidmouth Sheds, his steam cuts through the roof of the shed.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese A Escola do Duck
Czech Duckova škola
Danish Duck's skole
Dutch De School van Duck
Finnish Ankkasen kou-luhuolet
German Altes und Neues
Hebrew דאק וחבריו
Hungarian Kacsa iskola
Italian La Scuola di Duck
Japanese ダックのがっこう
Korean 잊지 말자, 재활용
Norwegian Ducks skole
Polish Szkoła Kaczora
Portuguese A Escola do Duck
Russian Школа Дака
Spanish La Escuela de Duck (LA)
El Vagón Escuela (SPN)
Swedish Ducks skola

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