In May, Glenn is invited to McLean Elementary School in Saskatchewan. He meets Pat Lark and her grade 5/6 students who followed his journey and corresponded with him while he was at sea.
Mrs. Lark introduces Glenn, her surprise visitor to her Grade 5/6 students.
Glenn describes the challenges of sailing single-handed and how the self-steering vane kept the boat sailing day and night to allow him to prepare meals and sleep.
The students asked a remarkable range of questions from how a GPS works, to his food and water supply and how much he missed his family.
Describing the magnificent wing span of the adult albatross.
Demonstrating the importance of safety at sea, particularly when sailing alone, Glenn shows one student how to wear a safety harness.
Showing Glenn the world map they used to track his daily progress.
One of many posters students created about Glenn and his voyage.
Time to celebrate with cake and ice cream.
The students dub Glenn "Canada's Survivor Man".
Our visit ended with a discussion about the importance of having dreams. Glenn asked the students to share their dreams with him and encouraged them to write them down, talk about them and never give up on them.
Mrs. Lark, happy to meet Glenn in person gave her students a remarkable learning experience and they in turn, gave him their love and support. Thank you all for making it possible.
Saying goodbye after a wonderful morning with the class at McLean School.