An Olympic childhood

Primary assembly about the French village where Olympic mountain biker Julien Absalon grew up, made by the children who live there today

An Olympic childhood dur 2,38

Teacher script to introduce film

Groupe Scolaire Route d'Arches in France is the former primary school of French mountain biker Julien Absalon. It is twinned with Mill View Primary School in Chester, England.

The pupils in France wanted to give the children in England a better idea of what Julien Absalon's life was like when he was younger.

So they have made their own video, to show you around their hometown, set Julien a cyling challenge, and cheer him on for another Olympic medal...

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards

Ask the Assembly Question

  • Julien grew up in the countryside. Would you rather grow up in the countryside or in a city?
  • Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

How are Julien's school and town different to yours? Why do you think the pupils are proud of Julien?

What was Julien like when he was younger according to his Mum?

What was Julien like when he was younger according to his old teacher?

Do you think your teachers and your parents would say different things about what you are like?

Ask the Assembly Question

Julien grew up in the countryside. Would you rather grow up in the countryside or in a city?

Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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