- MESSAGES FROM SCHOOLS SPINDRIFT FOR SCHOOLS
During the first Jules Verne Trophy attempt, nearly 7,000 French and Swiss schoolchildren have been following the progress of Spindrift 2 and the adventures of her crew thanks to our educational material. Every week, we received many messages of support, photos and even songs by the children! We decided to celebrate their efforts by sharing it all with you!
Festive wishes from Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard
MOSER SCHOOL (SWITZERLAND)
"I want to thank you for all the Spindrift for Schools material you sent.
We did a project on the oceans last week and we made good use of all the information we found on the site.
Thank you very much. I wish you a very merry Christmas and I hope the Spindrift team achieve their goal.”"
Jean Karamata, Director, Primary Division
PETIT PARIS SCHOOL, BREST, BRITTANY, FRANCE
7-10 year-olds at Petit Paris School in Brest performed a special rendition of the famous Jungle Book song for the Spindrift 2 sailors.
Coinsins school (VAUD Canton, Switzerland)
“Dear crew, we really enjoy following your adventures! The videos are great. We saw that conditions were sometimes tough. Congratulations for your bravery! Thank you for the superb posters, which help us to better understand life on board. We hope you beat the record and wish you well for the rest of your journey! See you soon!”
PERGAUD SCHOOL IN SAUMUR (LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE)
"Hello Yann and the crew,
We followed you last year and sent you drawings and words of encouragement. This year, we are following you and your crew again.
Good luck with beating the record.
We’ll check out the results every day, and we’ll write to you along with the other classes.
See you soon!”
Abygaëlle, Eline, Clara, Romane, Perle, Mathys, Pierre et Oscar
I hope you’ve had a good start.
I hope everything runs as planned on the boat.
I hope you haven’t forgotten anything back on land.
Good luck with the race. I hope you beat the world record and that you don’t have any breakdowns or illnesses.
Notre-Dame SCHOOL in La Trinité sur mer, (BRITTANY, FRANCE)
SAINTE-THERESE D’AURAY SCHOOL, (BRITTANY, FRANCE)
“All the pupils at Sainte-Thérèse d’Auray school are cheering on the Spindrift 2 crew! We are following your progress by moving a small flag on a map. We’re all right behind you! We’re sure you’ll break the record! Fair winds! All the best!”
BOIS-PLAGE SCHOOL ON ÎLE DE RÉ (CHARENTE-MARITIME, FRANCE)
“Thanks Christophe [Espagnon] for your message. We’re pleased to see that all is well on board. We are following your route on a world map and we’ve worked on latitude and longitude. Everything’s good here. This morning it’s colder here than where you are. (6°C at 8am). Yesterday, at school, we opened the first door on the Advent calendar. Good luck to the entire crew. See you soon.”
THE 7-9 YEAR-OLDS AT SAINT-VICTOR SCHOOL IN CAMPBON (LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE, FRANCE)
“Hello to the entire Spindrift 2 crew. Fair winds and following seas from all of us at Saint-Victor school in Campbon. Last month we followed the incredible performance in the Transat Jacques Vabre by Sam [Davies] and Tanguy [de Lamotte, on the Initiatives cœur boat], and now we are ready to follow your adventure around the world, hoping you will inspire us!”
THE 10-11 YEAR-OLDS AT LES PLEÏADES SCHOOL IN LA BAULE-ESCOUBLAC (LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE, FRANCE)
“Hello Xavier [Revil] and the crew!
We can’t wait for you to beat the record! (Marius)
Have you seen any other marine animals? (Anaïs)
Will you celebrate Christmas on the boat? (Marin)
Is life easy aboard the trimaran? (Roxane)
I hope you have a good time at sea and you enjoy it! (Victor)
How many kilograms of food did you take? (Jade)
Can you see your rivals? (Hugo Vincent)
We’re all right behind you! All the best!
Come on guys and Dona!
You’re going to win!
Give it everything!
See you soon!”
11-12 YEAR-OLDS AT LE ROSEY SCHOOL IN ROSEY-À-ROLLE (SWITZERLAND
The grade 6 class [11-12 year-olds] at Le Rosey school wish you the very best of luck. We are following you on Spindrift 2 and are really happy that you are currently up on the record pace. Next term we will focus on the Jules Verne Trophy, which will be our main subject at school. We’re very excited!
Everyone in our class wishes you all the best.”
Ms Spencer, Mr Ponchant and the grade 6 class