Kent Place School is about to launch a sailboat into the Atlantic Ocean!
The five foot long model wooden sailboat was constructed in Maine and will be launched into the Atlantic Ocean by the end of this month!
The sailboat’s deck now has a page of school photographs and a letter from the school mounted on the surface of the boat. The letter includes directions on how to contact us if the boat runs ashore and instructions on how to add a note to an airtight bottle in the boat and send the boat back on its way again!
The boat is equipped with a GPS system which will allow us to track our boat’s progress in the Atlantic Ocean on a twice daily basis. Each division – Primary, Middle and Upper Schools – will be involved with this initiative and have a chance to monitor the daily path of our sailboat.
The learning possibilities are limitless! The boat’s trip on the ocean provides immediate lessons in oceanography, meteorology and geography. Anticipating potential “ports” allows for lessons in history, language and culture. Writing about the journey of our boat could provide some interesting stories and possible exchanges with other schools and people across the globe!
We are excited to launch – AHOY!