Harrison College Named Family Fun Day Partner For 2024

Partners & Sponsors

23 March 2024

Doncaster Racecourse proudly announces Harrison College as its Official Family Fun Day Partner for the 2024 season. This partnership marks an exciting collaboration between two institutions dedicated to community engagement and inclusion.

As part of this collaboration, Harrison College will sponsor four Family Fun Day events throughout the season, starting with today's Lincoln Family Fun Day, and continuing with June 16th, September 15th, and December 29th. These days promise fun-filled activities and entertainment for families and racegoers of all ages.

Harrison College, renowned for its commitment to providing specialised education for students with autism and special educational needs, will feature stalls at each Family Fun Day. These stalls will showcase and offer either giveaways or sale of students' creations, highlighting their talents and entrepreneurial spirit.

Rachel Harwood, the Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse, shared her excitement about the collaboration, stating: "We are delighted to welcome Harrison College as our Official Family Fun Day Partner for the 2024 season. Their dedication to providing specialised education aligns perfectly with our values of inclusivity and community engagement. Together, we look forward to creating memorable experiences for all our guests while supporting the talents and achievements of Harrison College students."

Harrison College stands out as a specialist business, enterprise, and employability post-16 education provider, offering a unique environment tailored to maximize the potential of young people with learning difficulties, including those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. With a focus on preparing students for adult life through employability skills, work experience, social skills, and life skills, Harrison College is dedicated to fostering independence and success.

Notably, Harrison College boasts multiple accolades, including the prestigious 'UK Business Awards Small Business Disruptor of the Year' and 'Specialist College of the Year.' This recognition underscores their commitment to innovation and excellence in education.

Furthermore, Doncaster Racecourse was recognized for its inclusive practices in partnership with Harrison College, being shortlisted as finalists in the Racecourse Association Showcase Awards 2023 for the Diversity and Inclusion Award. This acknowledgment highlights the positive impact of their collaborative efforts in fostering diversity and accessibility.

To find out more about Harrison College, visit their website

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