OYAP Cardboard Boat Races


Mar 27


The annual Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program’s (OYAP) cardboard boat races were held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex.

The program teaches students team work, problem solving, communication, and creativity—skills that are essential for success in the trades. The experience teaches students that team work, problem solving, communication and creativity are skill sets required for success in the trades.

Teams of four students got two hours to build a boat using cardboard, duct tape, contact cement, string, and paper clips. In the afternoon, the competitors put their design to the test in the swimming pool in both a race and weight challenge.


1st J.D. Hodgson Elementary School
2nd Macaulay Public School (Team 1)
3rd Monck Public School (Team 2)
4th Glen Orchard Public School
5th V.K. Greer Memorial School (Team 1)

Congratulations to all of the participants!