Our final Next Generation Roadshow: Birmingham

Following hugely successful events in Portsmouth, the North East, London, Scotland and Nottingham, the 1851 Trust’s #NextGeneration Roadshow visited Birmingham last week.

The two action-packed days at Bartley Sailing Club offered 95 school pupils a stimulating day applying real-life examples of the challenges that Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team faces in its challenge to bring the Cup home.

Once again, the day was a huge success with very positive feedback. Here are just some of the comments from pupils and teachers:


“Our students have been engaged from start to finish. The activities were the perfect mix of theory and practical with fun hands-on activities. The children have thoroughly enjoyed everything on offer today. I would love to get the pupils into sailing once we’re back at school, I didn’t even realise these facilities were here!”

“The students were really engaged in the materials and energy resources sessions. They enjoyed the practical aspects of the sessions. They absolutely loved the sailing sessions.  The day has definitely shown students that what they learn in school has real-life applications. I have had many students asking to go sailing again.”


“I’ve never done something like this before, it has been such a great day. I was scared before I went on the boat, I didn’t want to fall in the water! But I had such a good time and want to do it again.”

“Thank you for this amazing trip, I thought it was really interesting, I loved it!”

“I really enjoyed the day, especially the sailing. It was so much fun, I had a great day!”

This event completes our 2018 #NextGeneration Roadshows. The Roadshows have been made possible by the generous support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation and funding from The Goldsmiths’ Company, Merchant Taylors’ Company, Benoy Foundation and the Little Britain Challenge Cup.

The #NextGeneration Roadshow is just one of many programmes from the 1851 Trust. Find out more about the National Curriculum-aligned STEM experiences and teaching resources at www.1851trust.org.uk

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