SPP - The regatta
The second Schome Park Regatta took place on the evenings of Friday 12 October, Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. The three-day event included six races, a prize-giving ceremony and a post-regatta celebration. In addition, there were planning meetings and training events at which Sparkers could learn to sail different boats in world. This event was entirely organised by Sparkers, with Sparker T and Sparker A taking the lead.
Benefits and impacts
Overall the event was a considerable success; however some participants, especially including staff members, lacked sufficient expertise in sailing techniques to compete effectively.
Key lessons learnt
This event was effective in terms of very broad diversity in the range of activities it promoted. With very different levels of skills in different domains people were highly engaged and the chat logs showed excellent evidence of people learning from one another.
This event was key to our developing understandings of the ways in which the project, when operating to its potential, contributes to the development of what we have called ‘fluid leadership’ whereby the constant flow of learning and teaching exchanges among participants is experienced in intense, effective interactions (See Peachey et al 2008).
- Schome Regattas
- Report from the first regatta
- Report from the second regatta
- 3rd Schome Park regatta
Peachey, A., Gillen, J. & Ferguson, R. (2008) Fluid leadership in a multi-user virtual environment educational project with teenagers: Schome Park. Paper presented at Ecologies of Diversities: the developmental and historical interarticulation of human mediational forms: meeting of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, San Diego,USA. September 8-13.
NB. Contrary to what the history might indicate, the original version of this was written by Fox. PeterT just cut and pasted it in here from the original wordprocessed version.