It was great to be at Haydock Park for one of charity Racing to School’s education days for pupils and teachers from Elms Bank Specialist Arts College.
The education days provide a comprehensive behind the scenes look at how a racecourse works, combining the fun and excitement of the races with real educational outcomes from maths and science to history and geography.
We were expertly guided around Haydock by Carrie Ford and Jo McCain who work as Education Officers at Racing to School.
The tour provided a great opportunity for pupils to learn more about horseracing and gain an insight into a huge national industry.
Horseracing is the second most popular spectator sport in the country and Haydock Park showcases the very best practice in the sport, having recently been rated by Visit England as one of the top twelve racecourses in the country for visitor experience.