History of the Wooden Boat Raffle
The creation of a beautiful Huon pine clinker dinghy has been a special part of the school’s calendar since 2003, and fifteen boats have gone to very excited winners. The first raffle took place when the school had under 30 students.
The wooden boat raffle was a community enterprise, with every family taking it in turns to sell tickets at Salamanca Market on Saturdays and at the Wooden Boat Festival. The funds raised were used to support our low income discount system, to make sure that Peregrine was accessible to as many families as possible.
Now, with the school at 120 students, this has been our very last wooden boat raffle draw!
We acknowledge the generosity of the boat builders who have provided us with so many special boats – the Wooden Boat Centre, Andrew Denman and Ned Trewartha. We celebrate the teamwork and commitment of families who worked so hard to make sure that our small school stayed afloat. And we thank the thousands of people who have loved the boats and bought tickets year after year.