36 of our year 8 students had a day at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday, 18th April as part of the Racing for Schools programme, which is run by the Jockey Club.
The students, all of whom had been chosen because of their exceptional effort in Maths, were given some Maths challenges throughout the day and had a great insight in to the careers offered at the racecourse. They spent the day, working from one of the hospitality boxes overlooking the ground and touring the racecourse and were given real privileges that normal members of the public don’t see.
For example, they watched the horses getting booked in via a reading off a chip implant and allocated to a stable, they went into the weights room, the stewards office, the jockeys changing rooms and the jockeys canteen where they were all given some smarties by the chef! Towards the end of the day, they were able to go an exclusive part of the parade ring ahead of the first race to view the horses and then they went to watch the first race.
See more photographs from the day on our Facebook page.