- STEM Crew, the #RaceForTheFuture Purpose Partner of the Great Britain SailGP Team, is a schools digital education hub that applies the science behind high performance sport to deliver free world-class STEM education resources.
- First environmental science resource delivered on World Oceans Day focusses on ocean acidification and the role our oceans play in carbon capture.
- 70% of teachers want to teach climate change but do not have the lesson plans that fit the curriculum.
- STEM Crew is currently taught by teachers in nearly 50% of UK secondary schools.
World Oceans Day – 8th June – A recent study by Teach the Future found that 7 out of 10 teachers want to teach climate change, but do not have the necessary lessons plans that fit within the curriculum. This alarming stat led the Great Britain SailGP Team, led by Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Ben Ainslie, to offer a solution.
STEM Crew, which recently partnered with the Great Britain SailGP Team, is a free to school’s education platform, used and taught by teachers in nearly 50% of UK secondary schools. The aim being to level the education playing field globally, inspiring the innovators and problem solvers of the future into STEM careers, through sport.
“SailGP’s ambition is to be the world’s most sustainable and purpose-driven global sports and entertainment platform, which in turn will inspire the future generations who will help solve the complex problems the world is facing today, particularly with regards to the environment. Sport and education combined are a powerful force. We believe these free digital education STEM Crew resources, focussed around environmental science, will help begin to level the global education playing field and inspire young people to help solve the problems we as a global community are facing.”Great Britain SailGP Team CEO & STEM Crew Patron, Ben Ainslie
Created as part of SailGP’s Race for the Future commitment to champion a world powered by nature, the Great Britain SailGP Team and STEM Crew have today launched the first in a series of free education resources designed to educate young people on STEM subjects through the lens of climate change