Over the past five years, Sea Cadets has been running the widely acclaimed Marine Engineering Project (MEP). But today we need your help to keep this project going. If you are able to donate, then you will be making a major contribution to children’s education and potentially inspiring the next generation of marine engineers. To reach each child costs us an average of £20 and next year we hope to run this fantastic scheme to 15,000 of them.
One pupil said ‘I think the presentation was amazing and I am seriously considering being a marine engineer.’
The MEP programme has achieved a great deal in a short time. As it fits with STEM it has given practical learning to all children who have attended, as well as being a fun way to learn about the unique components of marine engineering and planting a seed that it may lead to a career in future.
The programme has provided sessions to thousands of children and this quote from a teacher is indicative of a lot of the feedback we have had:
‘Jenny highlighted different subjects are all linked. I would like to have this workshop again and will recommend to other teachers. All the pupils engaged very well!’
While the programme is about inspiring each individual child, the statistics are impressive and show the impact of the programme overall:
We aim to reach 15,000 children through MEP next year with half of these gaining a deep understanding of marine engineering and gaining an accredited qualification through the CREST award scheme.
But if we cannot raise the £300,000 (£20 per student) needed to fund MEP then those children will lose this unique and inspiring opportunity. So please, if you can, donate today. You will be helping to fund sessions another teacher described as:
‘Fabulous session. Excellent delivery. Brilliant content.’
£20 could pay for one pupil to attend the Marine Engineering Project. You will be advancing children’s education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and inspiring the next generation of marine engineers.
Your generosity in supporting this project is greatly appreciated.
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