1851 Trust announces new Global Partnership with The STA Group

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with The STA Group.

The STA Group announces a new Global Partnership with the 1851 Trust to promote its core education programme, STEM Crew. The 3-year partnership was announced at the 2021 Sport Technology Awards.  

The STA Group is a communications and events business which champions technology in sports globally, most notably through its annual Sports Technology Awards. It was at this ceremony that the partnership was unveiled in front of 800 sports industry leaders. 

The partnership will see the 1851 Trust become The STA Group’s Global Charity Partner. A crucial part of the relationship will be a series of jointly hosted initiatives through STEM Crew that aim to inspire the wider sports industry to support the Trust in its work with school children. 

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group said: “The STA Group’s work is driven by championing tech-led excellence in sport – and part of this has to be inspiring the next generation to think about sport as a career. By working with the 1851 Trust, the sports industry can show children that a rewarding career in an exciting, international world is open to them. We’ll know we’ve succeeded when today’s students are tomorrow’s colleagues.”  

1851 Trust patron Sir Ben Ainslie said: “This partnership with The STA Group, who like us are driven by emphasising the importance of technology in sport, will continue to amplify STEM Crew’s platform and open new doors as we seek to level the global education playing field and invest and unite for a sustainable future. Innovation thrives through collaborations like these.” 

The first 1851 Trust and STA Group insight event will be taking place this summer, to register interest please email megan.cliff@1851trust.org.uk  

Partnership announcement: Great Britain SailGP Team

We are delighted to have been announced as the ‘Race for the Future Purpose Partner‘ of the Great Britain SailGP Team. Helmed by our patron Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, the Great Britain SailGP Team comprises of some of the country’s top sporting talent with Olympic medals across multiple sports. 

Together with Sir Ben Ainslie and the Team we have exciting plans to launch brand new, free innovative education resources for secondary school students.  Focusing on environmental science, the resource will highlight the causes and impacts of climate change to accelerate changes in behaviours and help the next generation become the environmental problem solvers of the future. 

SailGP season two starts in Bermuda this weekend, Hannah Mills, an Olympic Gold medallist and three-time World Champion in the Women’s 470, will be trialling with the team. The Female Development Programme is a new initiative kickstarted by SailGP, it’s an initiative which aims to fast-track the inclusion of female athletes into SailGP. Over the course of the first three events of SailGPSeason 2, Hannah will be the first female in the Great Britain SailGP team. Mills has sated, “I want to work within sport and sustainability and use the incredible platform sport has to help tackle the climate crisis”

We’re extremely excited for the new season to begin and look forward to being a part of this incredible challenge with the Great Britain Sail GP team. We are grateful to have the opportunity to use this platform to continue our work inspiring young people across the UK through our digital education platform, STEM Crew

Trinity House Partnership

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 ben.cartledge@1851trust.org.uk