Eight children from Belarus took to the track at Rockingham racing circuit, Corby, during a special behind-the-scenes tour.
The annual visit was organised by the Enterprise Education Foundation in partnership with Rockingham on behalf of the Leicestershire branch of the charity, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children.
As part of the visit, the eight to 11-year-olds enjoyed passenger rides around Europe’s fastest racing circuit, the international super sportscar circuit and off-road on the 4x4 course.
The children also received a tour of the venue, including race control and the pit garages where they had the opportunity to sit in one of the Rockingham single-seaters, before enjoying lunch provided by the venue’s on-site caterer’s Simpson Catering.
They each received a Rockingham goodie bag to take home.
The charity provides a four-week respite holiday for youngsters still affected by the 1986 nuclear disaster. It’s estimated for every month a child spends away from Chernobyl it increases their life expectancy by up to two years.
Director of the Enterprise Education Foundation, Graham Lloyd, said: “This is the third year we have invited the Leicestershire branch of the charity, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, to the circuit. Thanks again to the Rockingham team for pulling out all the stops ensuring that the children left with some great memories of their time in the UK.”
In partnership with Rockingham, the EEF provide a range of educational experiences for children and young people.
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