I follow Máirín Duffy's blog (it's _very_ good), and saw this project some time ago.
A year ago I was hired at a school for 4 months to teach the students Inkscape. It was very well paid and very fun. It would be nice to have had her files already then. I was thinking about making a «real deal» too. But in the end I just had a couple of assignments that they had to do, and just walked around the class helping them.
Every single one of them made some really good pictures and logos in the end.
One student also got interested in 3D (I told them all about vector graphics), and so we also made something small in Blender. :-)