PSHE KS2 / KS3: A career as an adventurer

Alastair Humphreys explains how he was just an ordinary kid and like most boys, he loved to ride his bike. One day, inspiration struck, and he decided to cycle around the world.

Alastair Humphreys explains how he was just an ordinary kid and like most boys, he loved to ride his bike.

One day, inspiration struck, and he decided to cycle around the world.

Mind made up, the adventurer got himself a bike called Beryl and left his parents’ house for the big adventure.

Forty six thousand miles and four years later - he was back.

He shares his experiences and describes the kindness he was shown on his travels.

Alastair also talks about what he ate, including guinea pigs and mice!

His message, "what adventures can you come up with?"

Teacher Notes

Alistair ends this clip by asking pupils, "what adventures can you come up with?"

This clip could be used as a way to encourage pupils to plan their own worldwide adventure.

By offering pupils the time and facilities to plan their own individual adventure, teachers will allow pupils to think carefully about what they really want to do.

This in itself would be a creative task and ideas could be shared.

However, from a careers perspective, after they have planned, teachers could encourage pupils to work together to debrief their adventure and consider why they chose what they did, and what skills they would need to do complete the adventure.

Pupils could then look carefully at their own skillset and consider what excites them.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching KS2/KS3 PSHE and Citizenship in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and 2nd level Health and wellbeing in Scotland.