The Cardboard Boat Race Challenge has become an extremely popular event within the past few years and we are happy to provide schools across the province with the chance to participate! Students in grades 7-9 from participating schools have the opportunity to test their building and problem solving skills in a team setting where the challenge is to design, construct and race a cardboard boat down a swimming pool. They must adhere to strict rules and regulations and only utilize materials supplied. This fun, interactive "hands-on" activity can be linked to classroom curriculum concepts, such as buoyancy, water displacement and research/design.
In the 2012/2013 school year, 6 school divisions (around 2800 students) participated in the cardboard boat race challenge. However, in the 2013/2014 school year 9 school divisions were involved and over 4000 Saskatchewan youth took the plunge (literally). This event is continuously growing. Contact Skills Canada Saskatchewan if you'd like to know how your school can become involved in this exciting event.