DARTMOUTH — Students enrolled in the Dartmouth Public Schools’ Summer Adventures in Learning program, set SAIL on some exciting lessons in July and August.
Not the least of which was one that required them to design, then build and test a canoe. A canoe that, by the way, they crafted using only cardboard, packing tape and glue.
According to Samuel Brodsky, an engineering and robotics teacher at Dartmouth High School, six Dartmouth students in three boats, recently tested their vessels in the waters off Apponagansett Landing.
While some had more success than others ... let's just say there were a few leaks along the way .... in the end, every student taking part made a splash.
The cardboard canoe building program was one of five week-long sessions through SAIL which concluded on Thursday.
According to the website, SAIL offerings focused on "theme and project based learning. The goal of the program is to increase enrichment offerings to families and provide students new opportunities to have fun, learn, develop new relationships, become leaders, thinkers, and problem-solvers."
All of which will come in handy when the students head back to school in just a few short weeks.
In the meantime, check out S-T Photographer Peter Pereira's photos of the cardboard canoes.