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More than a hundred council officers at the Royal Borough are working behind-the-scenes to help Royal Ascot run smoothly and minimise any disruption to residents and businesses in the area.

The week of racing is expected to welcome 300,000 people to Ascot Racecourse and is attended daily by Her Majesty The Queen.

For the world-famous event the council has a wide variety of safety checks to conduct and officers will also liaise with racecourse officials, Thames Valley Police and other local partners throughout next week.

Work taking place this week and next includes:

Read more: Royal Borough | Behind the Scenes for Royal Ascot

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Ascot Races|  Royal Ascot 2018

Royal Ascot 2018  | June 19th to 23rd . BOOK NOW

More than a hundred council officers at the Royal Borough are working behind-the-scenes to help Royal Ascot run smoothly and minimise any disruption to residents and businesses in the area.

The week of racing is expected to welcome 300,000 people to Ascot Racecourse and is attended daily by Her Majesty The Queen.

For the world-famous event the council has a wide variety of safety checks to conduct and officers will also liaise with racecourse officials, Thames Valley Police and other local partners throughout next week.

Work taking place this week and next includes:

Read more: Royal Borough | Behind the Scenes for Royal Ascot
‘No more jobs for life.’ Marina Gardiner Legge, headteacher at Heathfield, a leading independent secondary boarding and day school in Ascot for girls aged 11-18, shares her thoughts on which skills will best equips girls for multiple careers in an ever changing workplace

With the economy changing, markets becoming more global, and increasing automation leading to huge changes in industry, young women leaving school in the next five years will have a much longer working life, potentially in careers that do not yet exist. How can a school prepare them when there are so many unknowns?

A new report Life Lessons[1] highlights the recognition among teachers, employers and young people on how important life skills are to the success of young people. I agree wholeheartedly. Taking academic excellence as a given, there are other skills that are increasingly important to children’s wider development, such as confidence, social skills, self-control, motivation, and resilience – all essential ‘life-skills’. As the report says, these attitudes, skills and behaviours underpin success in school and work, and include the ability to respond to setbacks, work well with others, build relationships, communicate effectively, manage emotions, and cope with difficult situations.

Read more: Heathfield Head Shares Thoughts on Preparing Girls for Modern Careers

The nation’s first memorial dedicated solely to the millions of UK, Allied and Commonwealth horses, mules and donkeys that served and died during the First World War was unveiled in Ascot on Friday 8th June 2018.

The War Horse Memorial, named Poppy by the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows of the UK following a competition, sits atop the Heatherwood Hospital roundabout as a tribute to the role the animals played in the conflict.

The 2.6m high statue was designed by sculptor Susan Leyland and was officially unveiled by Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, James Puxley and an invited group of Chelsea Pensioners in front of an audience of dignitaries and supporters of the project.

Beneath Poppy a time capsule was also buried containing artefacts reflecting the wider story of the war effort and how animals were used under often gruelling conditions.

Read more: Heatherwood War Horse Unveiled

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Some more mature students joined the boys in class at Papplewick School, Ascot, on Saturday 2nd June. Grandparents’ Day at the school is an annual favourite, when grandparents are treated as special guests for the day.

The boys met their grandparents at the entrance, offered them refreshments and escorted them to the classrooms, where they showed off their work. After a chapel service the grandparents were given guided tours and a concert in the school hall, before settling down to a barbecue lunch in the garden. The day was rounded off with a cricket match on the lawn.

Tom Bunbury, Headmaster of Papplewick, said: “It was a great day, with lots of grandparents enjoying seeing their grandsons’ classrooms and school work, and the sun shone for the outdoor activities too.”

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Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot, said: "2017 was another year of progress in our financial performance, with Royal Ascot performing particularly well. The opening of the new Village Enclosure on the inside of the track, in which we have further invested, was positively received and has generated strong sales for 2018.

"Operational improvement and site maintenance remained a key focus for us last year and that continues to be the case. We have just embarked on an extensive 10 year Planned Preventative Maintenance project, it now being 12 years since our £220 million redevelopment, under which mainly through our P&L we will be investing around an additional £2m per annum into maintaining our core racecourse facilities. We are also now in the second year of a three-year process to roll out our new brand on site, which includes significant emphasis on wayfinding.

Read more: Ascot Racecourse | Financial Results | 2018

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RBWM Grants :: Athletes and Artists 

Budding future athletes and artists can be given a head start as the Royal Borough once again offers its sports and arts bursaries to help young people reach their potential.

The one-off payments have previously been used to help up-and-coming dancers perform on the national stage and young players gain, local, national and international recognition in their sport.

Grants are available to borough residents aged 25 and under and applications are open until Friday 22 June.

Alongside the funding for players and artists there is a separate cash pool available for those who work or volunteer as sport coaches and the annual lifetime achievement award to recognise a local sporting hero.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “There is a wealth of talent in the young people of the borough and through the Royal Borough’s sports and arts bursaries we have been able to help them to reach their potential.

Read more: RBWM Cash Grants Available for Athletes and Artists

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