#NextGeneration Roadshow for Girls

An exciting day of science and technology activities for girls harnessing the inspiration of the Land Rover BAR sailing team and its partners.

It is widely accepted that there is a forecast shortage of skilled STEM workers. In addition, women are significantly under-represented in technical and engineering careers, and the gender divide is clearly seen in school subject choices.

In order to inspire more young women to pursue STEM subjects, the 1851 Trust has launched a new initiative aimed at girls in Years 7 & 8 to help them make informed subject choices ahead of their GCSEs.

The first event took place on 17th November 2017 and the second on 9th March 2018 were incredibly successful with 100% of the students telling us that the day had increased their knowledge of jobs in STEM and 94% are now more interested in a career in the STEM fields.

During each Roadshow day up to 150 girls take part in a multi-activity day, combining;

  • an inspiration zone – small group sessions with Land Rover BAR and female representatives from participating companies help the girls find out about the range of jobs available through studying science, technology, engineering and maths and that these careers are interesting and achievable.
  • an investigation zone – girls undertake a series of practical science and technology activities (such as coding Lego, BT STEM Crew mini-session, messy science activity)
  • activities designed to develop confidence and self-belief

The days usually take place at the Portsmouth base of Land Rover BAR, the British America’s Cup team.

We encourage enquiries from schools looking to bring a group of up to 15 female students from Years 7 and 8, or from organisations who wish to support the event. Please contact us on education@1851trust.org.uk.


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