Boat Building Club launches a successful maiden voyage on Deal Lake
The Oak Hill Academy Boat Building Club presented their boat, the U.S.S. Oak Hill on Saturday, May 21 at Deal Lake in Asbury Park, NJ! Anchors Away! This opportunity was intiated thorugh Project U.S.E.
This Project is is presented through a long-term, on-site relationship with participating schools and agencies. Students of middle- or high-school age explore the maritime history of their region and learn the science and art involved in boat building. The Program combines standard curricula, (math, physics, history, etc.) with rigorous and exciting experiential learning—a hallmark of Project U.S.E.’s programs. The Program culminates in the building and launching of wooden canoes or sailboats constructed by the students.
They had a lot of fun cutting, drilling, sanding, and painting the boat. Their boat is special in many ways. It has taken a lot of teamwork, dedication, and creativity to build it. The team learned so many new things. Their favorite part of boat building was when they got to use the jigsaw and cut out all the pieces of the boat. Boat Building has been such a wonderful experience for all of them and they were excited to see their boat hit the water! Thank you to Miss DiMaggio and all of her 7th & 8th Grade students involved.