Watch: St Helens North MP Conor McGinn talks to Racing UK about his visit to a Racing to School event at Haydock Park

It was a wonderful day at Haydock Park today with 17 pupils from Elms Bank School attending an activity learning day. The charity was fortunate to be joined by local St Helens North MP Conor McGinn. This was a first visit to a Racing to School day by a Parliamentarian and Conor is a strong supporter of racing and Haydock racecourse.

“It was a great boost to our work to have Conor McGinn come along to see our work with young people. His visit was greatly appreciated by the teachers and pupils alike, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” said John Blake, Chief Executive of Racing to School.

“Conor also found it a real treat to accompany our group into the jockeys’ changing room, which is usually off limits, even to MPs.”

During the day, Conor was interviewed on the Racing UK channel and talked about his experience of the day. The full interview is below: