The Technasium students of the Bogerman Sneek are organizing the first Vripack boat building day on Saturday the 22nd of June. The grand première will take place on the Potten fields of Sneek / Offingawier in The Netherlands.
Bart Bouwhuis of Vripack says: "Vripack is a strong supporter of social activities and the idea of a Vripack boat building day had already been on our minds for a long time. The cooperation with the Technasium students resulted in a perfect win-win situation, giving this event the body it deserves.”
The purpose of the boat building day is to organize a family oriented event with an inspiring and instructive background where the connection between the nautical industry and youth are at the center. Various activities will be organized during the boat building day but the main goal is to build your own boat in one day.
"Organizing the boat building day is a great and educational challenge for the Technasium students. The organization of this event creates a beautiful bridge between education and the labor market. Through the cooperation with Vripack we created an ideal platform on which not only Technasium but also many other facets of Bogerman that can be brought to attention, "says Jan Gerben de Vries, teacher of Technasium and coordinator of this project.
Vripack’s team worked together with the Technasium students in order to develop a building kit. The complete building kit costs €100,- and can be ordered through the specially designed website (www.botenbouwdag.nl) until the 1st of June 2013.
All building kits are provided with a number, which is linked to the family that ordered the boat. There will be a limited number of building kits, so you have to be quick!
The proceeds of the boat building day together with a fixed amount for every sold kit will be donated to the Sailing Kids foundation. An appropriate organization within the initiative of this event.