As part of their visit, the lucky group were introduced to Juddmonte stallions Dansili, Oasis Dream and Frankel
Frankel meets school children as part of BHEST day at Juddmonte
A group of children from Westley Middle School in Bury St Edmunds spent a day at Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud on 16th July as part of the British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust (BHEST) Racing to School programme.
As part of their visit, the lucky group were introduced to Juddmonte stallions Dansili, Oasis Dream and of course Frankel, who behaved impeccably as the childen posed a photograph.
They also met mares and foals around the farm and learnt more about the lifecycle and management of the thoroughbred horse.
Lead Education Officer at BHEST Ollie McPhail said “The pupils from Westley Middle School had a fantastic day. The stud provided the children with a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and learn about how a stud operates. The novel environment certainly helped to inspire the children and they learnt a huge amount about the breeding industry in a fun and practical way. The pupils were also thrilled to have the chance to meet one of the greatest racehorses of our time and were buzzing with excitement all day.”
Racing to School is a free educational programme for young people, developed with the aim of bringing the sport of horseracing to the attention of a younger audience in a fun and interactive way whilst also making references to elements of the National Curriculum.
The programme supports over 10,000 children each year, including many who are disadvantaged, providing unique learning opportunities that include behind the scenes visits to local racecourses, studs and trainers' yards.
For further information about the BHEST Racing to School programme visit www.bhest.co.uk