HydroGarden Weston Beach Race - 1 November 2018

Gillingstool Primary enjoyed HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM Schools Day

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The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM annual Schools Day proved popular with students from Gillingstool primary school, who were invited for a special look behind the scenes of the event ahead of the 2018 race weekend.
 
The year three children were welcomed onto the site by Director of RHL Activities, Gareth Hockey, who explained about the event, which attracts around 70,000 spectators each year. The RHL Activities team, who are passionate about motorsport events, also gave an insight into the work that key members of staff and contracts are involved with, how they became involved with the race, and how their careers have taken them to events around the globe.
 
The students took part in a drawing and colouring competition, while looking out over the mammoth dune course that was still under construction, before being introduced to local rider Todd Kellett. The KTM-racer has won the solo class at the race for three consecutive years and he was interviewed in front of the children with them asking questions about his life and motorcycle.
 
The pupils were taken out for a demonstration ride and tour of the beach prior to visiting event sponsor, HydroGarden, who treated them to an informative talk and the chance to pot up their plants to take home with them. The day finished with a goody-bag presentation, with Kellett donating a signed race shirt to the school to put on their display wall.

 
Gareth Hockey - Director of RHL Activities
“The Schools Day at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM is really important to us at RHL Activities. For us it’s about giving something back to the local community, while also to introducing young people to a large-scale event and the opportunities that are possible within motorsport. It was great this year that HydroGarden were involved and we look forward to growing our relationship with schools in the area in future.”
 
Tom Mullins – Deputy Headteacher, Gillingstool Primary School
“I cannot thank the team at RHL Activities enough for the experience they gave our pupils today. The children were treated to the VIP experience whilst learning about the various jobs and skills needed to put on such a huge event. They even had a Pro Rider demonstration from Todd Kellett which blew them away. I heard some children say they no longer wanted to be Ronaldo or Messi, they want to be Todd instead. The generosity of the team was incredible. We will use the trip to enhance our English curriculum and discuss jobs/careers.  The children thought it was the best trip ever.”



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