Here are links to a range of resources about the maritime sector which schools (and others) might find useful. If you know of something else which isn't here, please let us know.
Scotland: Skills for Work Maritime Skills National 5, at SCQF Level 5
Scotland: the National Progression Award in Maritime Studies, at SCQF Level 5
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
Maritime SuperSkills project: teaching resources for Key Stages 2.3 & 4
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 role of seafarers - teaching resources for children aged 5 to 11 from the Mission to Seafarers
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)
(recommended by Jamie Bullar, London Nautical School)
"Sea Your Future" from IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Written back in 2013, but still popular with students.
Career Job Cards from British Marine.
The Maritime Skills Alliance is very pleased with the Government’s announcements this week about the Maritime Skills Commission.
Chairman Bill Walworth said: “This is really good news. The Government has taken on to the next stage the ambitions it set in its Maritime 2050 strategy, so we can start turning those ambitions into real value.
I’m also very pleased to see the work of the MSA recognised in a commitment that we will be part of the small group charged with shaping the Commission.
More ... Press Release on the MSC.