The museum, in partnership with Drive Marine Services and The Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (IIATE), have joined together to host the inaugural Novice Canoe Building Challenge at the 2016 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. The challenge requires teams of four high school students to construct a Bellinger Double Chine Canoe over three days at Festival. Brian Jones, Dave Giddings and the team from Drive Marine Services will be guiding the students through the construction process.
The competing students are undertaking Industrial Technology Timber or Engineering as part of their elective choices in Year 9 or 10. Participation in the challenge is a fantastic opportunity for students to further develop skills in team work, project management and practical skills.
The following schools will be represented at the Festival:
So, come along to the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival and see the final product – who will win?
-Dr Lynda Kelly, Head of Learning
For a complete list of all events check out the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival page.
Don’t forget about the festival Instagram competition – with cash prizes to be won, it’s time to get snapping away.