HRH Duchess of Cambridge to attend 1851 Trust Roadshow


The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the 1851 Trust, will attend the charity’s final Land Rover BAR Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre on Friday 16th June.

The 1851 Trust roadshows uses the inspiration of Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup challenge to inspire both primary and secondary school pupils into STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), with practical applications of the challenges the team has faced in their preparations to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. The roadshows also offers pupils the chance to get on the water themselves.

The sessions have each been carefully designed to enrich the school curriculum, using real-life examples from within the Land Rover BAR team to engage and inspire young people.

Students from four schools in East London will be joining the final roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre.

During her visit, The Duchess will join a small group of young people taking part in an educational treasure hunt where they need to answer questions on science and technology, Land Rover BAR and the America’s Cup.

Her Royal Highness will then take part in an ocean plastics sea-bird activity, which highlights the damage caused by single use plastics and promotes sustainability, something both the Trust and team have put at the heart of their operations since their inception.

The Duchess and some of the school children attending the roadshow will speak to Sir Ben Ainslie, the Team Principal and Skipper of Land Rover BAR who are currently competing in Bermuda, about the team’s experiences so far in the America’s Cup.

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