Racing to School visits the Roodee at Autumn Festival | Chester Racecourse

Racing to School visits the Roodee at Autumn Festival

Chester Racecourse will welcome the charity Racing to School on Friday 15 September, as pupils and teachers from Wood Memorial County Primary School take a trip out of the classroom and in to the Paddock.

For many of the schoolchildren, it will be their first experience on within the grounds of a racecourse.  Dressed in jockeys silks, the students are set to tour key racing areas of the course including The Weighing Room and Parade Ring. 

Following their fact finding session, they will participate in various activities that link in with their key school curriculum subjects, with a predominate focus on numeracy. Perimeter measurement of the Parade Ring will be taken and even jockeys weight calculations will be made.

The programme offers children a unique and valuable equine experience not only to help with their learning but also to give them a taste of racing and what it has to offer, as a leisure activity and perhaps even as a future career. The programme also aims to support and nurture young racing fans, to inspire and even allow for further development.

Racing to School is a tightly-run charity with only three-full time staff and focused on maintaining the reach of their programme, in particular, the 30% of days spent working with inner city schools.

The charity remains completely reliant on voluntary donations and grants to deliver around 250 free education days each year and are grateful for any donations to the work of the charity on behalf of the 10,000 young people they work with each year.

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