The 1851 Trust aims
to inspire and engage the next generation through
sailing and the marine industry to become innovators of the future and stewards
of the marine environment. The Trust
provides young people with the education, skills and training opportunities and
unique experiences focusing on the potential of science and technology.
The 1851 Trust was established alongside Land Rover BAR, the
British America’s Cup sailing team led by 4 times Olympic gold medallist Sir
Ben Ainslie, to create a lasting legacy.
With unrivalled access to Land Rover BAR, the 1851 Trust combines
on-shore and on-the-water activities to demonstrate the meaningful application
of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects) using a range of real-life
examples and hands-on experiences.
In addition, the Trust promotes awareness of sustainability,
with a particular focus on ocean health, to help young people understand the
environmental impact of their behaviour and how they can use science and
technology to create new solutions.
Core Activities of
the 1851 Trust
TECH DECK and
Education Centre: The 1851 Trust hosts school visits at Land Rover BAR’s
base in Portsmouth, enabling students to visit the home
of a professional sailing team, see cutting-edge technologies in practice and take
part in educational workshops. Find out
more about the Tech Deck here.
BT STEM Crew: The 1851 Trust has a unique online education
platform providing curriculum-linked STEM subject resources for 11-16 year olds
and used by teachers across the UK. The resources use real life examples from
Land Rover BAR to inspire students and bring subjects alive in the classroom. Find out
more about BT STEM Crew here.
The 1851 Trust also runs programmes which combine science and technology
activities with an opportunity to go sailing, allowing young people to build
communication and team-working skills, whilst learning about the underlying
principles behind the sport.
The 1851 Trust delivers events with partners across the UK
to support the national STEM agenda. All
of the 1851 Trust’s programmes incorporate sustainability as a core
Supporting the 1851
If you would like to be involved with the 1851 Trust as a
donor, supporter, partner or volunteer please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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