11/14/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty

Frederiksted, St. Croix

Griffin S.

Dear voyage log,

After a long day of finals, Nick, who works for World Ocean School down here in St. Croix, came and talked a little bit about how they get public school students on the island our sailing on Roseway. But before they go sailing, members of the crew come and talk to the kids about sailing and Roseway. He went on to say that the Roseway crew members that will be going and talking to elementary school students at Claude O. Markoe was going to be us!!

After hearing this, we all went nuts. That next morning we got treated with some free time in Christiansted after a night sleeping on deck in Hammocks. At 1130, we got into a tour bus, the first vehicle we have been in in almost three months, and drove across the island to the school. Everyone was so excited to meet the students and explain our story. We split up into watch groups and went into different classrooms. In the classroom I was in, they had a chart and were plotting our trip down!! I thought this was so cool because back at home in my mom’s second grade class, she followed the Volvo Ocean Race around the world on a giant globe, and went to go and see the boats when they came to Newport, my home town. I really loved hearing what the kids had to say. We started off saying our names and favorite sea creature, and then went on and had them ask questions about us and the boat. I was surprised about how good of questions they asked. It was super cool to have discussions like this, and see first hand how much Roseway has touched the island of St. Croix.

Signing off with only 8 more days of Ocean Classroom,

Griffin S.