Next Generation Roadshow stop 5: Nottingham

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

The two action-packed days at Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre offered 100 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:


“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 most enjoyable moments were in the sailing session. Students’ water confidence grew enormously, and they enjoyed challenging themselves whilst capsizing. The day has definitely shown students that what they learn is school has real-life applications. I have had many students asking to go sailing again.”


Thanks for letting us have a fantastic day. I really enjoyed it. The thing I liked most was the sailing. I had the best day ever. I made loads of memories. Today will never be forgotten.”

 “Thank you for the trip. I had a great time and made new friends. Thank you again.”

“Thank you for the opportunity of taking part with the 1851 trust workshop. I had a lot of fun understanding how much work it takes building a boat. My favourite part was the sailing. I made lots of new friends from other schools. Again, thank you for allowing our school to participate. I would love to do it all over again.”

The next stop of the 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

Follow and support the 1851 Trust

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required