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Young Shipwrights 2017

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 Every year Primary School children work with business volunteers to produce cardboard boats that race in the Bristol Harbour Festival 

Boats are either a model of a Caravel like the ship sailed by Cabot

or a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter



The practical activity, held in Engine Shed (a new Business Hub within Brunel's historic railway station) is complemented by history  tours of the Harbour and Underfall Yard and visits to working boat yards to see a Pilot Cutter under construction.

Other school vists explore the modern Port at Avonmouth - see this link for more about the Bristol Port Company support for schools in North Bristol

Business and industry volunteers work with small teams of children and discuss the sorts of attitudes and skills that have helped make them successful

Boats are decorated with the children's own aspirations 


The winning boat gets £100 - recognise this anyone?

 

 

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