2) for next year, I think kids should have more time to pick a project. I felt a little rushed and kept changing ideas. I would've been more successful had I had more time to think and plan.
3) I like how 20 time took place on a Friday. It was a nice way to end the week and made completing out projects more laid back and enjoyable.
4) yes, 20 time allowed me to think in ways I had never thought before and do things I never would've done. It gives kids a chance to finally do the things that they want and not what others want.
5) I would say don't settle for anything less of what you want. This is a year long project so make sure that your topic is something you really enjoy or you'll end up being miserable.