Santa Pod Raceway provides Educational Visits to schools/colleges and after school groups within the local community and neighbouring counties. The visits can be tailored to suit various age ranges and enables the pupils to see a full size dragster whilst a member of Santa Pod staff explains the mechanics and answers any questions.
These visits are a very unique way of engaging young people in motorsport and drag racing and can be incorporated into the National Curriculum through Transport, Science (forces and friction), Art & Design and Literacy.
Santa Pod Raceway can provide event literature, art & craft templates and DVD’s so pupils can continue learning after our visit. These visits are usually available during late January/February and late September/October when our season is quietest. Other dates may be possible depending on our other commitments - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a visit from us. Visits are FREE!
Here are what some of the educational visits have had to say:
Please can you convey a huge thank you to the guys for today's experience with the dragster. I have had such fabulous feedback, this evening from our staff. The guys engaged the pupils well and were very supportive to our pupils needs, and couldn't do enough for them so a big thank you. Our pupils were so excited and enthusiastic; we are expecting some wonderful writing about the experience.
Thank you also for the wonderful gifts (goody bags for all the children) and two remote controlled cars - wow! I think today will be remembered for a long time.
Thank you once again.
King regards, Deborah Denfield Park Primary School
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for today! The guys were really great- the children listened to everything they said and were really inspired! They loved seeing the car and hearing about how it works. Thank you for the flyers, activity packs and car model too.
A great day enjoyed by both staff and teachers, thanks to yourselves. Please pass on our thanks to the guys that came out to us today. Will be in touch for next year!
Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
A very big thank you to you and team for arranging the Top Fuel Dragster to visit Windmill on the last day of term. It was an amazing experience! Below is a copy of the press release that our Academy PR team have sent out along with a photo. Please feel free to use all/some/none if you would like to! We have also run a mini-competition as a result of the visit asking children to tell us what they learned from the afternoon - I'll forward anything we get to you.
Thank you again for all your help.
Windmill Primary School