We use motorsport as a tool to raise career aspirations, develop technical skills and promote health well-being & greater community cohesion.
Our MakerShed is a place of skills-sharing and informal learning, where people of all ages and abilities can try their hand at making things, and master new creative skills in a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
Developing home grown tech talent with 21st century skills to tackle skill shortages.
MADE IN WIGAN
Grassroots economic regeneration through making and buying local.
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.
MARILYN COMRIE OBE
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A budding design engineer pupil from Hindley, will be jetting off this Sunday 14th May to the Racing Capital of the World to take part in the biggest international electric kart racing championship for high schools. Over 700 students from 4 x countries will be competing in the prestigious evGrand Prix run by Purdue University Read more about Star Pupil Gets The Trip Of A Lifetime To Indianapolis![…]
The Blair Project are currently seeking to recruit 20 x ex-services and/or their families to train as digital trainers for young people. Successful participants will progress onto paid employment opportunities on the ProtoGP Schools Kart Challenge and Digi Futures projects – for more information please click here.
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 Read more about Kickstarting Young Digital Entrepreneurs[…]
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 Read more about STEM EDUCATION PROGRAMME GETS THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL[…]
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 Read more about Prince Harry Backs STEM Skills in Wigan[…]
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 Read more about Wigan Youth Set To Lead 3D Printing Race[…]
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 Read more about The UK’s first 3D Printed Karts To Be Made By Pupils in Wigan[…]
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 Read more about FORMULA GIRL SHORTLISTED FOR 2015 VENTUREFEST BEST NEW BRAND[…]
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 Read more about BBC Get Inspired Official Partner[…]
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 Read more about Girls In Motorsports Gets A Major Boost[…]