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The challenge uses motorsport as a tool to enthuse and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and digital industries –and have FUN doing it.
We provide opportunities for talented young drivers, mechanics and engineers to participate in competitive championship racing.
Developing home grown tech talent with 21st century skills to tackle skill shortages.
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The Blair Project is a youth-led social enterprise which uses a powerful combination of motorsport and digital manufacturing to enthuse disaffected young people (aged 14-25) to pursue careers in the fast growth science, engineering, technology and digital sectors. We believe that every child matters! We are providers of vocational and technical training in digital technologies and manufacturing which makes young people want to learn. We like to work with them in a way that recognizes and builds on their strengths and potential, and boosts their educational achievement and attainment. We nurture and grow their confidence, aspirations and ambition to generate hi-tech results and help them transition onto a traineeship or apprenticeship as well as further/higher education.
- 3D Printing
- Skills Training
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A social enterprise is helping young people in Leigh to become digital entrepreneurs through designing and 3D printing products for sale. The budding manufacturers attended the Summer MakerSpace Camp at Leigh Hackspace throughout the month of August, which was run by The Blair Project, and funded by Wigan Council’s Deal for Communities Investment Fund. The[…]
A STEM education programme which uses motorsport to enthuse and inspire pupils to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and digital industries has been given the Royal seal of approval by Prince Harry during his recent visit to Wigan. It was Prince Harry’s first visit to Wigan when he came to Three Sisters Racing Circuit[…]
On Tuesday 5th July Prince Harry paid a visit to Three Sisters Racing Circuit in Wigan to see for himself how a schools motorsport initiative called The Blair Project is developing STEM skills by bringing together product design, 3D printing and go-karting. He spent over one and a half hours talking to everyone involved in the project, especially those from[…]
School children in Wigan & Leigh with special learning needs, will become the first in the country to computer design and build their own race karts using new 3D printing and digital manufacturing technologies to boost their career prospects. This pioneering project is courtesy of Wigan Council’s Deal For Communities which works with community groups[…]
School children in Wigan will be the first in the country to computer design and build their own race karts using new 3D printing and digital manufacturing technologies thanks to a grant award from the Big Lottery’s Awards For All Fund. The Blair Project has been given a cash boost of £9,500 to pilot its ProtoGP[…]
As London Fashion Week begins, a game-changing sports fashion brand, Formula Girl has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 Venturefest Best New Brand competition, which will be held at Lancashire Cricket Club in Manchester on Tuesday 22nd September. The winner will be decided by an audience vote of leading investors and top business[…]
The Blair Project has been approved as an official partner of BBC Get Inspired – BBC Sports nationwide initiative to inspire the public to try new sports and activities. As partners, all our events and activities will now be promoted to the millions of BBC audiences. Commenting today CEO Nile Henry said “This is really[…]
The race is on to attract girls to the male-dominated world of motor sport by joining a karting club in Ellesmere Port. Three karts, race suits and helmets have been bought for use by disadvantaged girls at Hooton Circuit Club following a grant of £10,000 from Cheshire Community Foundation. The equipment will allow up to[…]
A new initiative to encourage more young women to take up karting will get underway this summer at Hooton Park Kart Circuit, home of the Cheshire Kart Racing Club. Starting in July, the Girls in Motorsport programme will give 50 x young women aged 14-25 years the chance to discover the fun and thrill of[…]
The Blair Project is delighted to be an approved partner of Sport England’s This Girl Can Campaign, which seeks to get more women and girls active, regardless of size, shape or ability. Sport England’s research showed there was a huge difference in the number of men and women playing sport. And it wasn’t just because[…]