Summer school students build the Ark

St Thomas More Catholic School students felt like kings of the world when they built their own version of the Ark during their summer school,

The ten foot long wicker boat is now to be displayed in the Willenhall school's Peace Garden as a reminder of the team work and application that went into making the model.

School Business Manager Karen Rudd, who organises the summer school, said: “The St. Thomas More Titanic took two groups of Year 7 and 8 children two days to complete working in shifts, first making a metal frame and then splicing the wicker into place. It demanded good engineering aptitude and great attention to detail to finish to such a high standard.”

Karen Rudd added: “The boat symbolises the fact that we are all on a journey together and we feel our Peace Garden will be the perfect spot tlo remind everyone at the school that we sail together as a one happy community.”

The summer school at St. Thomas More Catholic School first saw a week long session of activities in school, before 87 children travelled down to Weymouth, for an adventure holiday sailing, swimming and kayaking around the Olympic venue.

Karen Rudd concluded: “Our PGL residential trip is a challenging, rewarding and exciting experience. Everyone has fun while learning new skills and developing new capabilities. We feel it is a wonderful way to foster team building, positive attitudes and a sense of personal achievement.”

St Thomas More's master craftsmen are pictured with teacher and PGL supervisor Dan Smith.