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The Directory maps nationwide activities from over 130 organisations that are harnessing racing’s assets to help people develop skills, increase physical activity and create a more diverse and inclusive sport.

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Aintree Beacon Project


Racing to School

area of interest


Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project

Aintree Beacon Project

Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme

Racing to School’s Education Programme






In early 2015, Racing to School, in partnership with Aintree Racecourse and Equestrian Centre and kindly funded by The Racing Foundation, began a unique pilot scheme called the ‘Aintree Beacon’ programme. The pilot engaged 10 local primary schools and one secondary school to plan and deliver a series of educational activities that used the context of racing and the facilities of the racecourse and the equestrian centre. The programme was designed to offer a fresh learning activity to pupils from Year 5 through to Year 13. The long-term aim was that pupils in Year 5 would have annual engagement with the programme throughout their school life, to not only generate interest and knowledge in racing but also to creating pathways to employment in racing for those wishing to pursue careers in the sport.

desired outcome


Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion