In July this year a group of staff and pupils visited Roubaix in France to follow the Tour de France. Their trip involved them cycling on the open roads in the mornings and visiting the towns and villages where the Tour de France was finishing in the afternoons. This visit linked with a COPE module on International Links, the pupils were encouraged to speak French and develop their independence.
All pupils took the opportunity to cycle on the world famous pave (cobbles). The group watched the Arrive of the Tour de France in Cambrai and Amiens. The pupils loved seeing the peleton finish on the first day and the caravan passing through beforehand. On the second day the pupils go the opportunity to meet some of the Sky Team while they were warming down after the stage.