Golden Orioles ‘sail’ through a day at the International BoatBuilding Training College.

Year 5 are to be involved in the ‘Water, Mill and Marshes’ project during the coming months. Golden Orioles got started today by investigating how Anglo-Saxons who settled in this area built boats. Our first stop was Halvergate Marshes to examine the site where an Anglo-Saxon boat was excavated, before heading to the International Boatbuilding Training College in Lowestoft for a tour. We then learnt the finer points of the craft, involving boat design, roving and carving. This meant getting hands on with hammers, nails, chisels and mallets! We all thoroughly enjoyed our day and next week it will be the turn of the Owls.