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stemhovertravelHovertravel has given their full support to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education programme by inviting students from eight local schools to visit their Ryde terminal.

STEM aims to change the way young people think about maths and science by raising awareness of the careers that studying these subjects can lead to. And what better way to impress young people than to show them the technology at Hovertravel.

The first school to take up this offer was the Isle of Wight Studio School. Ten students visited Hovertravel this week for a tour of a hovercraft and workshop and to learn more about Hovertravel’s heritage and engineering roles.

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Loretta Lale, Commercial and Marketing Manager, said:

“We are proud to help educate students about our unique service . Hovertravel has 50 years experience of crossing the Solent and we are the only scheduled hovercraft service in Europe, so we do have a great story to tell.

“Our engineers are able to provide an interesting insight into the day-to-day operation as well as explaining the theory behind this amazing British invention.

“We want to demonstrate  how such an innovation can become a commercial success story with half a century of history. That’s why we wanted to support STEM and help inspire young people to have a future in science and engineering”.

Hovertravel will be opening its doors to Cowes Enterprise College students in March.

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