Children in Year 5 and 6 were invited to The Tech Deck at Landrover BAR HQ in Old Portsmouth. They had a behind-the-scenes experience with hands-on interactive exhibits, enabling all pupils to get close to the boats, people and technologies in development that will allow Land Rover BAR to fly faster and sail smarter. The interactive exhibits bring to life the real-world challenges that the team, its designers and engineers face in designing, building and racing in the America’s Cup.
The aim of the visit was to foster and ignite young people’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Landrover BAR hope to inspire pupils to continue on to careers in these essential fields as well as learn about the team’s key focuses including sustainability and ocean health.
Yet again, the children’s behaviour was impeccable. They listened well, asked thoughtful questions and had fun using all the interactive exhibits.