Hartlepool Roadshow a huge success

Following a hugely successful event in Portsmouth, the 1851 Trust’s #NextGeneration Roadshow visited Hartlepool this week.

The two action-packed days at Teesside and Hartlepool Yacht Club offered 230 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.


“You have gone out of your way to support and assist and it has been really appreciated. The event has really engaged all the children and this is because of the fantastic staff, attitude, activities and first-hand knowledge and experience that has been passed to the children. These are the next generation of STEM children, who have now developed a great interest in STEM and sailing. I wish you every success for the future (and so do the children!).”

“I think the variety today for the kids has been amazing. It has been the perfect combination of STEM practical activities and getting out on the water, it is an experience they will remember forever. A lot of our kids haven’t been sailing before, so this opportunity is great, and they will have learnt new skills from this. Some of the work on the renewable energy workshop was an eye opener for me! So, I think it would have really bought it home to the children about the difference they can make with really small changes in their day to day lifestyle.”


“It was a very interesting day thank you! I liked the sailing, it was the best! Even though me and my friends got wet! I now want to come back to the sailing club on a Friday night to do more sailing with my friends.”

“The event was very interactive, and the sailing was incredibly fun!”

“Today has given me more ideas on what career I could do when I am older, I am a lot more interested in a STEM career because of today.”


The next stop of the #NextGeneration Roadshow is London followed by Edinburgh, Nottingham and Birmingham. 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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