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.
Check back for updates as the students continue to prepare their miniboat for an ocean adventure. To see more about the iFADO project and hear about the first in the project to be launched off Galway Ireland, click here.
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).