The Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation exists as a registered charity (SC041451) because of one simple belief. It is this: We cannot afford to lose the talents and contribution of any of our children, for their sake, for the sake of the prosperity of all, and for the sake of the future of our blue planet. Whether or not children grow up in areas of deprivation or circumstances of disadvantage, should be totally irrelevant. What matters is that all children, regardless of where they come from or who they are, deserve a fair opportunity to discover and achieve what they are capable of. What we do, is deliver a challenging maritime programme for whole class groups of 10-12-year-old children who are least likely to make those discoveries without outside help. It’s about steering them, before critical teenage years, to a better understanding of their potential, being more confident about who they are and what they can be. That’s why we call it Buoyed Up.
Added in February 2022
“Christchurch Primary pupils in Wales read the Titanic Tale of Molly Brown. .Watch Video
Added in December 2021
“A film made in 2004 about the 1989/90 Whitbread Around the World Yacht Race. .Watch Video
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Introducing The Americas's Cup, the pinnacle of yachting. .Watch Videos
I have been so much better at not giving up and having a go.
It was one of the best experiences of my life and I would love to go again. The staff are kind and explain everything clearly.
A new skill I have developed is tying knots and not giving up.
I learned how to sail. It was scary at first but fun after. I am so proud that I capsized. It was really fun and we got to swim. I want to go back.
The best thing I thought was the simulator because it felt like you’re on an actual boat.
I achieved how to steer. And I couldn’t capsize because when I capsized I was panicking but the next day I capsized, I wasn’t panicking, I was okay.