Hobby the Horse is a fun and educational programme for schools created by children’s charity Ride High.
Children in participating schools will design and make their own Hobby Horse using recycled materials. Schools will their host a fundraising event of their choosing where children will seek sponsorship for taking part with their hobby horses and earn themselves a rosette.
Designed to complement the Key Stage 1 Curriculum, the programme will be incorporated into various lessons to support key areas of children’s learning and development: promoting and encouraging creativity, awareness of environmental issues including recycling, creative writing and physical activity.
The benefits of getting involved
- Fun and educational
- Encourages children to help others
- Free programme open to Foundation and Key Stage 1 children
- Easy to implement
- Rewarding for all involved
- Helps Ride High to support more vulnerable children
How to get involved
Several schools are taking part in the pilot launch of Hobby the Horse in Milton Keynes in 2023 but there is still time to get involved. Please contact us for more information: T: 01908 696169 E: firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2024 the programme will be open to all schools across England.
Resources to downloadTeachers' Guide
Take Home Guide and Sponsorship Form (for parents and guardians)
Horses Head Template
CROSS CURRICULAR REFERENCES
HOBBY THE HORSE FEEDBACK SURVEY