Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique is working with St. Vincent school in Brest, France to build a miniboat from Educational Passages as part of the iFADO Project (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean).
February 2022 - Update
The students chose to name their boat KORRIGAN, which is a word in Breton (the local language of Brittany) which means a legendary creature from Brittany, comparable to the elf.
They also shared the following about themselves and their school:
- Our school’s name is St Vincent.
- It’s in France, in the city of Brest in Brittany.
- There are around three hundred students in the school.
- It is a school group : there are the Kindergarten, the Primary and the Secondary school.
- We learn many languages :French, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin and Greek.
- Our traditional dishes in Brittany are kig a farz and crepes.
The keel was fixed to the hull of the boat. Regarding the painting, the hull is on the finish and the sail is being colored as well. The students chose to draw an ermine with a bombard, in black and white, which is the animal emblem of Brittany.
June 8, 2022 - World Ocean Day Celebration and Buoyancy Test
🌊 En préambule de la journée mondiale de l'Océan @WorldOceansDay les 5è du collège St Vincent de @BrestFr ont mis à l'eau le mini-voilier autonome qu'ils ont construit avec notre aide dans le cadre du projet @AAiFADO. Il sera bientôt lancé en haute mer grâce au @premar_ceclant pic.twitter.com/p1nJjytb26
— Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique (@PoleMerBA) June 7, 2022
This is one of five miniboats to be built and launched in collaboration with the iFADO Project (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean).