20th July, 2017

The education charity Racing to School is delighted to announce that the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association has decided to… More

11th July, 2017

Independent evaluation of Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme has revealed positive results for the charity and for racing.  More

10th July, 2017

The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project will run for a minimum of three years, Racing to School supports the school… More

1st June, 2017

The charity is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to support our work.  More

31st May, 2017

A short video by Jessica Mclernon who is the 2016 winner of the Alex Scott Assistant Trainers Travel Scholarship. Jessica… More

12th May, 2017

An exciting day for Racing to School, our Chief Executive John Blake and Education Officer Carrie Ford were interviewed by… More

Newmarket Academy pupils update Duchess on ideas for Open Weekend

23rd March, 2017

One of the many activities that make up the first year of the Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project, delivered by the charity Racing to School, is a marketing challenge focused on attracting more people to attend the Newmarket Open Weekend on September 16-17.

A representative group of Year 9 students were recently tasked with gathering information from five venues and then working up short and persuasive presentations for review by their classmates. Visits were made to The British Racing School; Warren Hill gallops; Tattersalls; Palace House - The National Heritage Museum and to trainer James Eustace at Park Lodge Stables.

The marketing ideas that follow on from the presentations will be put to the Newmarket Open Weekend Committee for consideration.
As part of their rehearsals, the students were all introduced to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall who visited the Academy as part of her tour of the town. The Duchess listened attentively to all five presentations and congratulated the groups on their creative and knowledgeable efforts.

“The teams had only made the visits the day before and they quickly prioritised the key selling points of these different attractions and were word perfect in front of their Royal visitor. If they can shine in such esteemed company, then their classmates should hold no fears,” said Racing to School Chief Executive John Blake.

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