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Skills Canada cardboard boat races

Teams from St. Augustine and Ponoka Secondary Campus both made top four at the Skills Canada Cardboard Boat Races

Teams from St. Augustine and Ponoka Secondary Campus both made top four at the Skills Canada Cardboard Boat Races held earlier this month in Red Deer and Calgary.

The students, armed with their cardboard and duct tape, had one and a half hours to build a boat that would hold up to three students at a time.

Once finished, one of the four team members had to race the boat across the pool. This was followed by a float test. Three members had to clamber into the boat while the remaining teammate held it steady.

“Of the 24 teams entered, both St. Augustine teams were part of a four way tie for fourth place. The teams had a swimming good time and are already anticipating next year’s event. Congratulations to both teams,” said St. Augustine instructor Pam Hoffman.

Ponoka Secondary Campus took second and third place in the senior division in Red Deer and first place in Calgary.

“All of our competing students worked very hard planning and practicing in the weeks previous to the races,” said Jeff Bone, construction teacher for the school.

Teams were judged on their planning, design and ability to work together.