“Ensuring that we have the number and diversity of future engineers to achieve the government’s ambitions […] requires government to develop a well-funded STEM education strategy” – Beatrice Barleon, head of policy and public affairs at Engineering UK .
One of our most recent STEM and the Sea voyages was made up entirely of Yr10 girls (aged 14-15) from George Green’s School in Tower Hamlets.
Tall Ships Youth Trust is delighted to work in partnership with the 1851 Trust to deliver our ‘STEM and the Sea’ project. We take 10 young people at a time on a five-day residential voyage, where as well as learning vital life-skills such as teamwork and resilience, they also take part in bespoke ‘STEM’ sessions both onboard and at 1851’s Tech Deck centre at its headquarters in Portsmouth.
We’re grateful to Lloyd’s Register Foundation for funding this three-year project, which enables 90 young people to experience a rich science and engineering-based educational environment at sea.
Both schools enjoyed five days’ worth of sail training over the course of the week combined with educational STEM activities.
Find out why Martin Smith, Head of PE at Stepney Green, believes STEM at Sea is so important to young people’s education. Click on the image below to watch the YouTube video.
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