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A Day at the Races for Woodlands Meed

Last week the whole of year 9 from Woodlands Meed took part in a race day experience with the charity "Racing to School". They were able to learn about maths in a fun and functional way using information provided about racing horses, weighing jockeys and even watching two races! The students (and staff) had a thoroughly enjoyable time and they even had a run down the final furlong. The students even learned about the history of this type of measurement and how and why it is still used in racing today. Racing to School is an education charity that aims to inspire young minds through the provision of free, interactive, and healthy outdoor educational events for schools, staged at a variety of racing venues. The charity works with young people with special educational needs and over one third of our output is targeted to engage those from inner city, rural and deprived areas. The charities staff have a range of industry backgrounds including former jockeys who have retrained to develop their second careers, and their experience is invaluable as the charity introduces horseracing as an accessible sport to young people.