A group of Year 6 students at Landulph Primary School recently stormed the seas, winning the annual Cardboard Boat Race, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
The race, which took place on the morning of September 11 and started at the Mayflower Steps, saw Landulph Year 6s, Charlie Bennett and Rowan Windrum, blow all other teams out of the water. The pair finished with a fantastic time of 5 minutes and 31 seconds, with the 2nd place team coming in over a minute and a half later!
Landulph’s captains, along with crew mates Olivia Worden, Henry Sheardown, Daniel Sissons and Ethan Hutchinson, excelled with terrific team spirit and communication skills, alongside the traditional Landulph competitiveness and talent.
The race was held to mark the start of Plymouth’s Ocean City Festival 2016 and allowed the students, assisted by teacher, Miss Phillips, and their TA, Mrs Grainger, to use only cardboard and sticky tape to design, engineer and decorate their boats. Despite these restrictions, it seems the crew managed brilliantly.
Mrs Bryce, Executive Headteacher of SMART (Saltash Multi Academy Regional Trust) said, ‘This is an incredible achievement. Landulph may be a small school but it certainly has big ambitions! I congratulate all of the students and staff involved – they did us proud.’