Tulsa Carver Middle School Holds Cardboard Regatta

Friday, October 15th 2010, 3:11 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- It was sink or swim time at Carver Middle School Friday. Students spent the past week planning and building boats out of nothing but cardboard and duck tape.

On Friday, they put those boats to the test - to see if they could make across the pool at Booker T. Washington.

"You gotta, like, work together as a team," said eighth grader Brianna Samilton. "Because if you don't work together, then it won't be successful."

"It's really nerve-wracking because you see other people's boats, and you don't know how yours is gonna end like. Some people get across; some people's cave in. It's really hard," said Lucy Cooper, eighth grader.

"I thought the walls would be too short but they were fine," said classmate Lily Eagleton. "There was a lot of things I probably wouldn't have changed. It was great."

All the young ladies' boats made it across the pool.

Carver has been using the S.S. Wildcat Build-a-Boat contest for the past several years to teach students about a variety of subjects from math and science to history.