Since its inception in 2010, the Mayden Foundation has taken on three major charitable web projects and provided donations of several thousand pounds to a variety of charities working in the UK and around the world.
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The Mayden Foundation is pleased to support the addition of four publications to a national on-line resource library.
Four interactive resources based around Sports Engineering in Education have been published in the National STEM Centre eLibrary. Sportscience and Engineering in Education, The Physics of Tennis, The Science of Tennis and The Physics of Spin in Sport were developed by Cooke Associates (in association with the LTA, SEP and the IoP) between 2000 and 2009. They cover the physical concepts and engineering behind various sports from KS2 right up to undergraduate level material.
The resources are:
- Sportscience and Engineering in Education looks at aspects of the national curriculum (KS2-4) in the context of today’s sports, including Formula 1 and tennis, as well as some of the underlying engineering (the design of sport shoes and swimming pool). http://stem.org.uk/rx9nv
- The Physics of Tennis focuses of how physical concepts are put into action in a game of tennis and is aimed at KS4-5. http://stem.org.uk/rx9nt
- The Science of Tennis covers the science and engineering of rackets, balls, shoes, surfaces and ball flight simulation: http://stem.org.uk/rx9nu
- The Physics of Spin in Sport provides information about the dynamics of flight for different projectiles in sport: http://stem.org.uk/rx9nw
These resources have been kindly donated by Cooke Associates and some further on-going development will be funded through the Mayden Foundation over the course of this year.
The first Business Against Poverty seminar of the year was a departure from the usual evening format. The Mayden Foundation sponsored a seminar in Leadership by William Montgomery. Twenty five delegates descended on Hartham Park near Corsham in Wiltshire to be provided with a plethora of tools and techniques that leaders can use in business. William kindly donated his time for free and all the money raised by the delegate fees was consequently donated to the charity.
This year the Mayden Foundation will be dedicating a significant proportion of its resources to supporting the work of Business Against Poverty. This will involve the creation of new web resources to enhance member benefits and exploring other initiatives to help raise the profile of the charity.