For 16 years a rite of passage for the eighth grade class at the Brooklin School has been to spend the school year working with area craftsmen to learn boat building. Volunteers from local boat yards and the community spend a couple of hours each week working with the students from the class to help them gain skills in wood working, show them how a boat is built, help them learn the challenges, skills and rewards of working on a long term project.
Over the years a wide variety of boats have been built, from double paddle canoes to skiffs to skin on frame kayaks. This year the class is being taught by Mike Moros and Keith Claybaugh. They are building two stand-up stitch-and-glue paddle boards. One of these boards will be auctioned off in the spring. The proceeds will help fund their class trip to Boston.
Don't miss out on the chance to win one of these boards. To purchase tickets, get in touch with one of the 8th graders, or call the school.
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