1851 Trust

Educating and inspiring through sport

Our focus

“Traditional education does not ignite the curiosity of enough young people to help solve the challenges of the future.”

43 %

43% of all school girls are put off science and engineering because of poor knowledge about career opportunities.


110,000 is the estimated shortfall in scientists in the UK alone, every year

Our Work

We create exciting education experiences for young people

Our elite sport related programmes offer new opportunities to young people

We make learning inspirational and accessible and show young people what their futures might hold

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“The combination of elite sport and education provides a compelling mix for many young people around the world.

Achieving a heightened level of engagement with the academic curriculum has the power to open minds and change lives.”

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    STEM Crew

    Our award-winning, free digital education platform uses professional sport to inspire young people about STEM subjects and career opportunities. 

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    STEM Crew Maritime Roadshow

    A national programme of multi-activity STEM days, delivering long-term impact on the education and career aspirations of young women. 

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    Sub- 2hr Marathon Challenge

    A digital STEM education programme used by an international audience of teachers and educators to inspire their students about the cutting-edge science and attention detail required to achieve elite sporting challenges.  

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    NEXT generation roadshows

    Fun, exciting and enriching learning experiences to help build confidence in young people.

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    Zero Days

    A new educational programme, developed by the hygiene & behavioural change experts from elite INEOS sport teams.

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    Pathways pop up

    A partnership programme with Further Education institutes combining scientific learning, skills and sport.

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    12 November

    250 girls inspired at Falkirk Roadshow by renewable energy and STEM Ambassadors


    15 September

    1851 Trust inspires London students at the STEM Crew Maritime Roadshow


    19 August

    STEM Crew Exploration Zone inspires the next generation at Cowes Week 2021


    08 June

    Climate change digital education resource launched by Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team


    24 May

    1851 Trust announces new Global Partnership with The STA Group


    23 April

    Partnership announcement: Great Britain SailGP Team

    Get involved

    Want to chat to us about the importance of STEM, education & sport?

    Email us at
    enquiries@1851trust.org.uk and we will get back to you.

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