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Ready, Set, GO! Students participate in cardboard boat races

February 02, 2017

two girls in a cardboard boatOn Wednesday, February 1 students from Holy Rosary, St. Joseph and St. Michael Catholic schools had the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom - and in a cardboard boat.

Prior to the event, students had the chance to work together to create a design idea for a cardboard boat - using only duct tape and cardboard. On the morning of February 1, they put their ideas into action to create a cardboard boat. That afternoon, they raced the cardboard boats -with one or two students in the boat- and only using their hands to paddle.

In addition to the races, each boat was challenged to a weight competition, by adding another student into the boat every minute.

The cardboard boat challenge was an opportunity for students to learn outside of the classroom and work on skills, such as math, engineering, construction, team work and problem solving.

For over 20 years Skills Canada has been hosting cardboard box races across Ontario. This is the first year that ALCDSB schools have participated.

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collage of students with their cardboard boats

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