GUELPH—Students race their homemade cardboard boats during day one of the annual Skills Ontario Cardboard Boat Races at Centennial Pool on Thursday.
Students designed and built their boats then raced them in the pool and tested which could hold the most weight.
Twenty-three teams from schools in Brant, Niagara, Hamilton and Thames Valley competed in the Skills Ontario cardboard boat races Tuesday at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Students were given two 4x8-foot sheets of cardboard, some duct tape and glue to create their designs. There are eight such elementary races being held this week throughout Ontario.
Lakehead Public Schools received a collection of new and used tools from Skills Canada and DeWalt Tools worth about $5,000.
The tools will go to high school manufacturing, construction and automotive classes throughout the board.
Cardboard Boat Race season begins for Skills Ontario. Click through to read the press release.