As part of National Careers Week in March 2022 BTRC collaborated with Inspira, a nationwide careers charity, to organise a visit to Underley Garden School in Kirkby Lonsdale to educate the SEN students about different careers they could embark on whilst working with horses. Our Communications & Enagagement Manager Lauren, visited the school with BTRC Washbear to talk to the students about how to care for a horse and the many, many different roles that are available when working with horses either in equestrian or racing.
Lauren said ‘We had a fantastic visit to Underley Garden School to talk to the students about careers in equestrian and racing. The students were very excited to meet our Shetland pony Mascot, BTRC Washbear and learn about the basic aspects of caring for a horse. They were all very well behaved around her and knew to be gentle and quiet when handling her. During the classroom session we discussed the many different job roles they could consider whilst working with horses and the students asked some very important and thought provoking questions. It was a brilliant day and I hope it gave the students some new ideas for a career they maybe hadn’t considered before.’
The students, who ranged from ages 5 to 19, also had the chance to meet BTRC Mascot Washbear and take her for a walk around the grounds of their school. As a result of the visit one of the students has applied to carry out a work placement at BTRC.Underley Garden School visited BTRC with some of their students back in 2021. To read about that visit please click here.
If you would like BTRC to visit your school/communnity project etc. please contact Lauren on firstname.lastname@example.org