1851 High SEAS Experience

Sailing and sustainability science

Pathways are pleased to team up again with 1851 Trust on our High SEAS experience during Easter term. Our four day event will provide a unique combination of sailing and sustainability-related STEM activities for students in Y9 – Y12.

Learners will take part in a sustainability related challenge that will contribute toward completing the British Science Association bronze CREST award. CREST is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects.

To put your theory into practice you will have the chance to learn new skills in sailing, guided by experienced and enthusiastic instructors

Invitations will be sent to schools in the new Calendar year alongside information for parents and carers too.

Pupils will be joined by current University students with the opportunity to ask them questions about higher education and life as a student.

Day 1 and Day 2 are open to Pre-16 students

Day 3 and Day 4 are open to Post-16 students. Places on both streams are limited to 60 learners

We will ask teachers to nominate up to 10 students from their Y9 – Y11 and Y12 cohort who would benefit from this activity.
Eligible students will need parental/carer permission to attend the event and we will collect consent forms with emergency contact details as part of the application process.

Each student who wishes to take part in the activities will need to complete a Data Consent Form for East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP). This is a monitoring database that allows the universities to report NCOP activity back to the Office for Students (OfS). Pathways will provide you with copies of this form and provide guidance if required. Further information about EMWPREP can be found here (www.emwprep.ac.uk)

Our activities are open to all pupils in the year group individual activities are aimed at, but, if an event is oversubscribed, priority is given to those who fulfil one or more of the following:
• Live in an area identified as a Pathways or NCOP Ward (determined by home postcode)
• Be the first in their family to consider attending university
• Be in receipt of free school meals
• Be in or have spent time in local authority care
• Are a young carer
• Have a disability including specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD

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1851 High SEAS Experience

Date & time

Monday, 04/05/2020 - Thursday, 07/05/2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • University of Leicester
  • De Montfort University
  • Loughborough University
  • Pathways
  • 1851 Trust
How to book

Dates to be finalised

Invitation will open in 2020

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