Resources for Schools

Here are links to a range of resources about the maritime sector which schools (and others) might find useful. We're particularly grateful to Nick Harvey of Seafarers UK and Jamie Bullar of London Nautical School for their recommendations.

If you know of something else which isn't here and should be, please let us know. And please tell us what you think: feedback will help us to point schools to the most suitable resources for them.

Qualifications

England: Open Awards Level 1 Award / Certificate / Diploma in Exploring Maritime Studies

England: Open Awards Level 2 Technical Award in Maritime Studies

England: Open Awards Level 3 Extended Certificate in Maritime Studies

Scotland: Skills for Work Maritime Skills National 5, at SCQF Level 5

Scotland: the National Progression Award in Maritime Studies, at SCQF Level 5

Teaching Resources

Adopt A Ship: Intermanager's adopt-a-ship programme

Buoys, beacons and bananas: education resources for Key Stages 1,2 & 3 from Trinity House

Can a lobster be an archaeologist? Colouring book for 7+-year olds from the Society of Underwater Technology

Global Ocean Trade: slides from the World Shipping Council

Marine CSI Challenge: An initiative from the joint British Marine / RYA "Green Blue" environmental programme

Maritime SuperSkills project: teaching resources for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

National Maritime Museum: resources for Key Stages 1-3

National Oceanography Centre teaching resources, eg Ocean Currents, Life on the Sea Floor, Predicting Ocean Change

Saildrone: an autonomous Saildrone circumnavigates Antarctica in 196 days

STEMCREW - STEM teaching resources for Key Stages 3 & 4 from the 1851 Trust

The Box: the BBC followed a shipping container for a year

The role of seafarers - teaching resources for children aged 5 to 11 from the Mission to Seafarers

Articles and Videos

Containerisation: the unsung hero of globalisation? An article from the Geographical Association for AS/A2 students

Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm: Crown Estate: it's not designed as teaching material, but it's well set out and packed with useful information.

Live Shipping Map: find and track ships across the world

Mayflower 2020: an autonomous vessel aims to cross the Atlantic 400 years after the original Mayflower

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches? - BBC article

Why Shipping Matters: 7 minute video introducing the Institute for Chartered Shipbrokers' free resource pack for primary schools (Key Stage 2)

Careers Material

Career Job Cards from British Marine

Opportunities to work at sea: a suite of 12 videos from Seafarers UK

"Sea Your Future" from IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)

Other initiatives

Offshore wind developer, Vattenfall, worked with four young women studying A levels at University Technical College Norfolk, taking them as consultants to the Netherlands to work with peers there to share detailed insights into the roles and skills it takes to build a wind farm. Details here.