Harry Besley, the 17-year-old skipper for the Round Britain eRIB Challenge has announced that a collection of STEM resources to accompany his epic journey will soon be available to download free from the official website. Set to ignite curiosity, engage schools, colleges, youth groups and home school educators, these resources will foster a deeper understanding of some of the more technical elements that underpin the Challenge.
With a targeted audience of children in Years 5 and 6, Harry has won the high-profile support of award-winning adventurer Jordan Wylie, MBE who is funding the development of these Key Stage 2 resources. Jordan set up EXPEDITION STEM (www.expeditionstem.co.uk) to transport adventure into the classroom, and to inspire young people to gain a greater appreciation of the natural world around them.
“The EXPEDITION STEM Round Britain eRIB resource is designed to inspire KS2 children through the spirit of adventure. It follows Harry as he prepares for his challenge, and provides differentiated, curriculum-linked STEM activities for each stage of his journey.” said Jordan Wylie MBE, Founder EXPEDITION STEM
In addition, Harry and the Round Britain eRIB Challenge team are working with Bournemouth & Poole College who specialise in technical education and recognise the urgency of addressing the environmental challenges faced by the marine sector. By working with the eRIB Challenge, the college hopes to support the journey and the learning around it. Under the guidance of passionate and experienced tutors, Bournemouth & Poole College will create a number of resources that will be specially tailored to relevant subjects such as high voltage battery systems, shore side charging, electric propulsion, types of battery chemistry and health & safety to promote curiosity and knowledge of the industry. These resources are designed to cultivate curiosity and drive awareness of the industry, acting as stepping-stones for students to explore this field further.
“We are really excited to be a part of the eRIB Challenge and contribute to the future generation of the marine sector” said David Massieu-King, Business Development Manager. “By providing educational resources, our aim is to invite students to learn about the innovative solutions that promote sustainability in the marine sector and discover where their future could take them”.
The resources will be available later in June to enable discussion in the build up to the Challenge.
Members of the public are also encouraged to enter the Challenge Prize Draw with a chance to win a personal meet and greet with the skipper, plus an exciting jet boarding experience for two from their partners at ASAPwatercraft.com.
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