Sir Ben Ainslie welcomes launch of new BT STEM Crew programme for students

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THE charity arm of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team has launched a new science-led programme for students to boost their careeers.

The 1851 Trust has developed BT STEM Crew to stimulate more interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.

The online kit can support teachers when bringing those subjects and related careers to life.

It draws on the expertise of Land Rover BAR personnel to help develop thousands of young people’s skills.

At the British Museum, 1851 Trust Patron Sir Ben (pictured) was joined by BAR engineer Katie Lawrence, 1851 Trust ambassador Al Harding, BT’s director of tech literacy Liz Williams and the head teacher of Henry Cort Community College in Fareham, Claudia Cubbage, to discuss tech literacy and the role of BT STEM Crew.

Students then took part in a demonstration of three BT STEM Crew lessons.

Sir Ben said: ‘Alongside our aim of winning the America’s Cup, we have always set out to inspire the next generation into the sport and the wider marine industry.

‘It’s great to see Land Rover BAR’s official charity launch an exciting new digital education resource – BT STEM Crew.’

‘Alongside our aim of winning the America’s Cup, we have always set out to inspire the next generation into the sport and the wider marine industry.