Next Generation Roadshow visits Edinburgh

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

The two action-packed days at Port Edgar Watersports Centre offered 185 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:

Teachers

“The kids have really enjoyed today, especially being on the water. This activity has really got them to work well as a team and implement their engineering abilities! Our pupils will leave today feeling inspired in STEM. We brought pupils along who do not come from a STEM background and we have seen them really engage with today’s activities and coming away wanting to do more.”

“Our pupils have found today excellent, it has enabled them to see the different opportunities STEM can offer. Today has really shown them how STEM can be applied to various aspects of life and how a STEM career could be for them. For our pupils, sailing isn’t something they would do every day, because they live in the city; so, this was a fantastic opportunity.”

Pupils

 “The workshops were really hands on and very fun. I really enjoyed going sailing too, I just wish I could have been out there all day!”

“Me and my team broke the Roadshow record for the windmill building, best day ever, I loved it!”

“This morning was an adventure, I’ve never been sailing before, but I want to go in the summer holidays! I would quite like to be a sailor when I’m older!”

The next stop of the #NextGeneration Roadshow is Nottingham followed by 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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