Entries tagged with “Gifft Hill School”

03/16/17 - Final Day on Roseway

St. Thomas, USVI

JWOs: Taber, Shekinah, and Nadia

 When we woke up today, the ship had already started sailing. We went on deck and started doing stretches, I’m a Stars, and chores. After that, we had a delicious breakfast of oatmeal and freshly made toppings. We spent the day doing rotations of Seamanship, Reading and Reflection, and Active Watch.…

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03/15/17 - Challenge and Growth

Vieques, Puerto Rico

JWOs: Amelia, Keshaun, and Drake

We set sail from Culebrita today and we transited to Vieques, Puerto Rico. The sail was slow, but we engaged in many activities, such as: writing poetry, riding the bow sprit, doing the usual boat checks, and eating spaghetti with meat sauce. Even though this has been an amazing experience, some peo…

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03/14/17 - Ship, Shipmate, Self


JWOs for the Day: Kai, Kitori, Ricquan

One of the fundamental values students learn on Roseway is the phrase "Ship, Shipmate, Self". It is important to balance taking care of the ship, take care of your shipmates, and take care of yourself. We hope students apply this concept to their lives after they depart by taking care of their envir…

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03/13/17 - First Day Underway

Cayo Louis Pena

JWOs: Lyric, Pheonix, and Adelaide

On this voyage, students are taking turns as a Junior Watch Officers, or JWOs. They're the leaders for the day and assist the Captain, mates and deckhand educators. They help with wake-ups, communicate important information to their peers, help stick to our schedule, and help lead evening musters. E…

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03/24/16 - Gifft Hill School: A Sailor's Life

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

A Watch: Motali, Sh'Nyah, Lily Margo, Ananda, Sharianys, Benji

Today we started off waking up a little later than usual at 7:30, ate delicious breakfast sandwiches prepared by Della. At morning muster people came up with fantastic and creative songs and poems that they prepared during anchor watch. Our first team task of the day was reefing the main and cleanin…

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03/23/16 - Gifft Hill School: Life at Sea Brings a Change of Plans

C Watch: Mya, Koba, Akhil, Caila, Emily

Today we woke up a little earlier, at 0645, expecting to go to St. Croix. But Captain Tom mustered us and told us that the seas would be up to and above 8 feet tall and it was too rough of a voyage, so we decided to sail around the island of Culebra instead. So we had a delicious breakfast of French…

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03/12/15 - Time to Say Goodbye

C Watch: Alison, Cvo, Claude, Jason, Jack, Stephi, Mirina, and guest Indy

The trip is coming to a beautiful end as we are about to leave the boat tomorrow. The refreshing voice of John’s guitar woke us up. The day started with a delicious breakfast consisting of sausage, and biscuits with cheese, eggs, and gravy. A truly turbulent day it was. The waves were high and wind…

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03/11/15 - Turtle Lessons

B Watch: Max, Zi, Cole, Stephanie, Sydney, and Michael

We woke up in Fredericksted and ate breakfast at 8:30 (pancakes and sausage). After the chores we got our snorkel equipment together and got in the dinghys to the pier and were there for an hour. Some of us saw barracudas and sea turtles. We were small boated by Alison and Emily back to the Roseway…

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03/10/15 - Bioluminescence and Back to Sea

C watch: Claude, Jack, Marina, Stephanie and Jason

Last night, March 8th, we went to the bioluminescence bay on Vieques. It is a bio bay of living organisms that creates light when you disturb the water. We were in clear bottom kayaks. Kayaking in the bay, which is enclosed by mountains, was awesome. The tour guides also showed us the constellations…

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03/08/15 - Kimball Union Academy and Gifft Hill School Head to Sea

B watch: Jessie, Michael, Stephanie, Max, Cole, Zi, John and Sydney

We had our first anchor watch early this morning. We woke today on anchor between St. Thomas and little St. James. Students from both KUA and GHS read aloud their continuation story then developed that night. We then ate a breakfast of French toast, bacon and fruit at 8:30am. After breakfast, we qui…

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