St. Augustine School took gold at Skills Canada’s recent cardboard boat races.
Held at NAIT Nov. 20, the junior and senior teams won gold.
Armed with cardboard, duct tape and a few other items, junior and senior high students from across the province used their skill and ingenuity to transform these materials into boats for the water.
Teams had to construct a boat in an hour and a half or less. Not only did their boat need to be quick, it had to be capable of carrying passengers as well.
Points were awarded for design and teamwork, speed across the pool, and for a float test. For the latter, three team members had to float in the boat for up to a maximum time of one minute while the other held the boat steady.
Our junior and senior teams represented St. Augustine School at Skills Canada Alberta very well – each team brought home the gold for their division.