KS3 Cycle Curriculum Pack
Project one – Young Dragons
The Young Dragons project is flexible and consists of two main parts, which
are composed of a number of lessons. Each section links to the next, and
can be taught all within one day, or over consecutive days, or over a number
of weeks. The approximate time for this to be delivered is five to eight
hours, depending on the route taken through the project.
This dynamic and active project will combine enterprise education with
cycling in an entrepreneurial activity that will develop student understanding
of key geographic and business concepts and ideas, as well as offering a
structured approach to the development of PLTS.
Enterprise education is at the heart of many educational initiatives and the
National Curriculum. The development of enterprise skills, experiences
and achievements will contribute towards a young person’s development
into the world of work, as well as placing their learning in a new context.
Although teaching enterprise might seem daunting, this project aims to
guide you carefully through an active, dynamic and innovative programme
of teaching and learning that will make enterprise education accessible,
rewarding and enjoyable.
This activity’s other focus is cycling. Given that cycling has so many positive
impacts environmentally and economically, for example on health, it is
perhaps a concern that cycling is not a more significant part of urban life:
‘The level of cycling in London is very low compared with many other
European cities, with less than two per cent of trips in London made by
bicycle, a fraction of the level in cities such as Berlin (five per cent), Munich
(12 per cent), Copenhagen (20 per cent) and Amsterdam (28 per cent).’
Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London