RACING TO SCHOOL:
BRINGING LESSONS TO LIFE
You’ll be amazed how much young people take in when they spend a day behind the scenes at the races. The unique racecourse environment offers a wealth of educational opportunities at all levels.
Take the Parade Ring, where the very young can learn to count (Key Stage 1) or older pupils can put mathematical calculations into practical use (KS 3 & 4). Whether it’s maths, the design of racing silks (KS 2) or the science of jockey nutrition (KS 3 & 4), we always see an enthusiastic show of hands – except when students are too busy clutching the reins of our mechanical horse (life lesson: the centre of gravity).
Racing to School is a free education programme for pupils and students of all ages at racecourses up and down the country. Our practical, lively approach enriches a range of National Curriculum subjects, sparks interest in the sport of horseracing and opens minds to the many different career opportunities within the industry.