Canadian International School holds Recycled Regatta

The students paddled across the swimming pool providing a hilarious though ingenious competition for the cheering spectators.

August 13, 2013 5:49 IST | India Infoline News Service

Canadian International School, Bangalore initiated a unique and first of its kind event – ‘Recycled Regatta’ recently at its campus.  It was an all-day event for students in grades 6 - 11. 

Students created boats made entirely out of recycled materials and capable of holding a student who had to race the floatable unit across the pool. The students paddled across the swimming pool providing a hilarious though ingenious competition for the cheering spectators. 

Although regattas are typically amateur competitions, it was a formally structured event, with comprehensive rules describing the schedule, specifications and procedures of the event.

Everyone anticipated the competition to see whose boat would float and who could pilot it the fastest through the race course. Everyone had such a fun time, especially the pilots. Even though a few got wet, they all had an amusing time. It was great to watch all cheer for one another.

I was incredibly proud that we could do so much for the environment and have so much fun while doing it. I thought it was incredible that we could all come together to make a better place for us to live in, said one of the students.

Tide's Up at CIS! Students from Grades 6 - 11 took part in "the First Annual Recycled Regatta.  It was a day of designing, exploring, creating and just plain fun.  Boats made were sailed across the swimming pool, with House Teams competing against each other for the honor of being the last one standing....or in this case....floating ! – Shane Kells, Head of School

The Recycled Regatta is an exciting educational event designed to bring awareness to the amount of waste we produce everyday. Students are required to use innovative thinking and problem solving skills to turn garbage into a boat capable of holding one of their peers. 

Finding creative ways to recycle and reuse waste is essential to preserving and protecting our delicate planet. Also the raft building skills will come in handy should the students ever find themselves stranded on a desert island. - Joshua Brinn, IT Integrationist / MS Science Teacher

Working on the boats today really brings us together and we’re doing it for a good cause, using all the left over stuff we don’t usually use. Amanda - Grade 7

Today has been all about team work and using scrap to make something useful and fun. - Madhumita - Grade 8

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