Forty-five fantastic students (4th, 5th and 6th grade) from Ricardo Richards Elementary School joined the crew of Roseway this week for an exceptional multi-age group program. We also welcomed an awesome group of 5th and 6th graders from St. Croix Christian Academy.
Though coming from different schools and spanning different grades, these students had a lot in common. They were blown away that they could raise the sails that actually power Roseway. They not only learned about the physics of lift and how we sail but also began to understand simple machines and the mechanical advantage utilized throughout the boat.
Some students climbed the rig and ventured out on the bowsprit, while others explored the compartments of the boat. All of them were terrific at asking questions and eager to help with everything aboard. In fact, these kids were so excited about everything we may have to look out for stowaways!
Stay tuned for more from Ricardo Richards and St. Croix Christian Academy next week!