Pigeon racing to be added to curriculum in Staffordshire

Pigeons can fly distances of 1000km in one race Credit: RPRA

A school in Staffordshire is adding a new subject to the curriculum that is sure to get pupils flapping.

Kingsmead Technology College in Hednesford, Staffordshire, is introducing pigeon racing as a subject for pupils to study.

The sport has been trialled over the last 18 months among a small group of children - and has proved to be a massive hit.

Richard Chambers, the teacher behind the sport, says the topic will help children with maths and working out velocities by calculating distance and time.

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Pigeon Racing at Staffs College

Pigeon racing is now on the curriculum at a college in Staffordshire.