Cardboard boat racers take to the pool at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School

The team of St Bruno - St. Raymond were the winners in the Cardboard Boat Races held at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School.

Twenty teams from Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) elementary schools participated in the annual Cardboard Boat race that was held at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School, 49 Felstead Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Teams of four kids had from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to construct their boats out of only cardboard and one roll of duct tape in the school’s gymnasium.

They raced and did weight challenges with the boats from 12 p.m. to 3 p .m.

The event itself  is hosted to encourage and teach students leadership, decision making, teamwork, math, and technology.

The cardboard for the boats was donated by Atlantic Packaging Group in Scarborough.

The winning teams were St Bruno – St Raymond in first place, Holy Name in second place, and St. Pius X in third place.

These teams will go on to represent the TCDSB board at the upcoming regional events hosted by Skills Ontario.

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