Working in a team

Primary assembly about Olympic mountain biker, Julien Absalon, who can't race without his team

Meet team Absalon dur 2,54

Teacher script to introduce film

Who can ride a bike? Do you have your own bike? What is it like? Where do you go cycling on it?

Julien Absalon is a mountain biker from France.

Julien has won two Olympic gold medals and wants to win more medals at London 2012.

His bikes are probably very different to the ones that you or your family might have.

They cost a lot of money because they are very light and modern.

Julien says he couldn't be a successful mountain biker without the help of other people.

Olympic champions often have a team of people who support them.

For example they might need someone to make sure they eat the right things, somebody else to help them train and a doctor to look after them.

In this film we meet team Absalon.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards

Ask the Assembly Question

  • Julien says he competes on his own but he needs his team around him. Do you prefer to play sport on your own or in a team?
  • Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Who is Julien Absalon? What does he do?

How do the people around him help him?

What is good about working in a team?

Do you have a close relationship with your friends and family? How do they help you? How do you help them?

Julien came second in the race on the video. How do you think he felt?

Ask the Assembly Question

Julien says he competes on his own but he needs his team around him. Do you prefer to play sport on your own or in a team?

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

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