Programme supporters

We are proud to have the following supporters championing our programme. We work closely with each of them to create ground-breaking and original initiatives.

McLaren Group

GSK has been working in partnership with the McLaren Group since 2011. McLaren Mercedes F1™ driver Jenson Button is a programme supporter, and we’ve worked with the whole McLaren Group to bring you two exciting challenges. The most recent was the GSK-McLaren Pit Stop Challenge, where teams of 11-14 year-olds applied their scientific knowledge to come up with ideas to help the McLaren Mercedes F1™ team pit crew stay at the top of their game throughout the Grand Prix race season. The shortlisted teams were invited to GSK’s new Human Performance Lab (HPL) to present their entries with the chance to win £1000 of science equipment for their school. See it all in action here.

Save the Children

For 2015, we are thrilled to be teaming up with Save the Children as part of the programme. In 2013, GSK and Save the Children joined together to form an ambitious and strategic global partnership combining their expertise, resources and influence with the ambition to help save the lives of one million children.

GSK Human Performance Lab

Our Human Performance Lab (HPL) brings the world’s most advanced sport technology, scientists and research and development capabilities together under one roof. It allows our scientists to replicate any environmental, training or performance scenario. We are breaking through the limits of human performance, exploring new areas of science and developing better training, recovery, nutrition and competition programmes. You can read more about our cutting-edge work throughout Extraordinary Beings.

Our sporting stars

We are passionate about the interface between science and sport. You’ll find several sporting heroes appearing throughout our resources, and we’re very proud to call some of them our supporters. Check out our resources in Extraordinary Beings to hear science brought to life by one of Britain's greatest gymnasts, Beth Tweddle; the amazing triathlete duo, the Brownlee brothers; and six-time Paralympic champion David Weir. We’re also supported by experts, including our very own performance scientists and former England rugby coach, Sir Clive Woodward.