Pupils were treated to a visit by 4 gentlemen on Thursday afternoon from the local Stranraer rowing club, who brought along a skiff for the boys and girls to see. Pupils were surprised to learn that the men had built the boat and that only glue had been used to assemble the wooden planks – there wasn’t a single nail in sight!
They were given the opportunity to sit in the skiff and ‘row’ the boat. Isla, Carys and Cara took it in turns to take on the role of the coxswain, trying to keep everyone rowing in time. Afterwards, they all learned about safety when rowing and the importance of life jackets.
Finally, the men explained that the SkiffieWorlds 2019 competition is being held in Stranraer from 7th-13th July and that competitors from all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand and US, are expected to attend. There will be fun for all the family, with various events on throughout the week. Have a look at the leaflet that pupils brought home or online for further information.