The challenge is to build a boat from cardboard boxes and duct tape to escape from their “Castaway Island’. Having studied buoyancy in class, the boys work in teams of 4 to solve their problem and through effective teamwork, they design and construct their craft.
The fun really starts when they test their craft in the Senior School pool to see which boat stays afloat the longest!
The Carlin Challenge is named after one of the School's famous Old Boys, Ben Carlin (1923-1929), who was the first person to circumnavigate the world in an amphibious vehicle. The vehicle, Half-Safe, is displayed in the Senior School. You can find out more about Ben Carlin here