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FRJH's Raven Kaster Travels From NL to Ireland
Frank Roberts Junior High
Posted: March 6, 2019

(L to R) Fisherman Darren Kilbane found the Raven Kaster off the coast of Achill Island in Ireland. FRJH students Kaitlyn Grandy and Stephanie Evans were among those who set the boat off on its adventure this past November.
(L to R) Fisherman Darren Kilbane found the Raven Kaster off the coast of Achill Island in Ireland. FRJH students Kaitlyn Grandy and Stephanie Evans were among those who set the boat off on its adventure this past November.

Tech-savvy students in Mr. Thomas Sheppard and Ms. Shawna Walsh's Grade 8 classes at Frank Roberts Junior High School in Foxtrap, Conception Bay South recently got some exciting news from overseas. Students learned their mini boat, the Raven Kaster, which was funded by a grant from the Marine Institute and part of the Educational Passages program had reached Achill Island in Ireland. The boat was launched on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on November 8, 2018 and reached Ireland after 102 days at sea on February 18, 2019. Students at FRJH plan to connect with a class in Ireland to share their experiences and learn more about where they live.

NTV News caught up with students and staff at the school to learn about their project and what they have found out about the condition of their precious 'Raven Kaster'.

NTV News (February 19, 2019) - view full story HERE.

For more information on Frank Roberts Junior High and the Raven Kaster, follow @FRJHschool on Twitter.





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St. John's, NL · Canada · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

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