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Press and Schools

Press Enquiries

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association welcomes enquiries from journalists and reporters. For all media enquiries please contact Jess or Sophie at Voice Communications on 01206 332110.

Alternatively, please direct your enquiry to the most appropriate Pigeon Racing Union below:

North East Homing Union

North West Homing Union

Irish Homing Union

Scottish Homing Union

Welsh Homing Pigeon Union

Schools Information

We are happy to arrange a visit to your school to talk about pigeons in war, one loft races and pigeon racing in general. Please contact the RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers for further details.

A number of schools have even built their own loft and race their own pigeons, with support from the RPRA. As an organisation we are looking for schools to set up their own pigeon lofts, and we will be able to support you with this and the funding application. Here are a number of schools that have taken up this offer and are currently racing their own pigeons:


Kingsmead School Pigeon Project

St Andrews School

Longshaw Jr School

Peel Park School

Diggle School

Beech Grove School

Kings Hawford School

All of the above schools are using pigeons in their every day school curriculum, and have even been recognised for their alternative educational approach, to cater for the needs of all students using their birds as an educational tool.

Again contact our Development Officer, Richard Chambers, if you would like to find out more about school lofts and how your school could start up their very own superstars of the sky.

Other schools take part in our One Loft Race – a local fancier breeds them a pigeon to enter in the loft, and the school follows its progress through the race programme, receiving any prize money won by that pigeon. If you would like to be involved please contact the One Loft team.

Here are links to other websites with particular interest in educating young people about pigeon racing:

Secret Messages 

Flying Back to Nature

Royal Pigeon Racing Association Schools Projects sponsored by: