Trinity House announce partnership with the 1851 Trust’s Maritime Roadshow for Girls programme.
The 1851 Trust is delighted to announce that Trinity House, in its capacity as the UK’s largest self- funded maritime charity has joined the Lloyd’s Register Foundation as a funder of the Trusts Maritime Roadshow for Girls Programme.
The 2021 Roadshow programme will build on the success of last year’s events which inspired over 1,400 schoolgirls in 12 of the UK’s most deprived towns and cities. As part of the programme the young women will Explore hands-on STEM and maritime activities, meet a diverse range of female role models across the maritime sector and take part in a growth mindset workshop aimed at building confidence and teamwork.
Ben Cartledge, CEO for the 1851 Trust commented:
“The 1851 Trust are thrilled to have received a grant from Trinity House. It is well known that the sector is predicting a skills and labour shortage and our research shows 43% of schoolgirls are put off science and engineering due to poor knowledge of career opportunities and 60% by lack of role models. The 1851 Trust are delighted that thanks to the support of Trinity House and The Lloyd’s Register Foundation our Roadshow programme will break down stereotypes for young women to capture the imagination of 11-14-year olds before they make decisions of GSCE subject choices.
Victoria Muir, Grants Manager for Trinity House added:
“The Trinity House Maritime Charity is delighted to support this important initiative. Giving young women the opportunity to explore a maritime career at this critical point in their education will hopefully inspire them to consider careers that they may have thought were not for them. In supporting these workshops, we hope that more young women will choose a maritime career and discover the opportunities that it brings.”
The 1851 Trust is still looking for Maritime Roadshow partners. If you, or your business, would like to help us to inspire the next generation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org