This week, we were given the opportunity to explore all things linked to the Tour De France. Currently, in France, the best professional cyclists are taking part in what is considered to be the hardest sporting event in the world. We found out about the history of the race, the importance of the different coloured jerseys, some fascinating facts about the race and the schedule for this year’s race. We were given a free choice of how to represent our findings.
We all created our own new jersey design and came up with a reason for this jersey. For example, most resilient rider, best older rider, best team effort and last rider to finish. Some of us took part in a reading comprehension about the tour, some of us created posters or information leaflets and others found out what the ‘day to day’ life of a cyclist is like and wrote a diary entry. We then learned about legends of the Tour, with a particular focus on male and female British cyclists and then drew a portrait of the person who inspired us the most.