Tour of Britain

Pupils and staff enjoyed the opportunity to walk down to the High Street in Pewsey to watch the Tour of Britain cycle race.

Pupils in Years 5 and above were able to soak up the atmosphere of the crowds of spectators lining the streets and enjoying the moment when a national event engaged with the our local village, as over a hundred of the finest cyclists in the world passed through Pewsey.

Three St Francis pupils were given the responsibility of commentating on the race, live on BBC Radio Wiltshire, describing what they could see as the riders came past. They talked of the excitement, the cheering, the colours flashing past and the wonderful artwork which had been painted on the surface of the road at the entrance to the High Street near the Kind Alfred statue. The Headmaster also had the honour of being interviewed live on the radio.

Pupils will remember this event for a long time – the opportunity to see world class sportsmen up close, including of course Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.

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