Selected by TdFHUB2014 Ltd, the organisation responsible for the Tour Maker volunteer programme, the school will welcome the Tour Makers on the race days and provide a venue for check-in.
Buses will then take the volunteers to various locations where they will undertake a variety of public assistance roles such as meeting and greeting, helping along the route and working alongside existing services such as the police.
The school was chosen as the ideal location because of its proximity to the route and the large parking and indoor space it can offer. Finance
Director, Sally Cocker commented: we are really pleased to have been asked to get involved with le Tour at this level. It’s an exciting opportunity for the school to be an integral part of such an important sporting event, especially appropriate as Harrogate High School is a specialist sports college.
Principal Andrew Bayston added: we are very grateful to TdFHub 2014 for giving us the opportunity to play a part in the Tour de France and are looking forward to welcoming the volunteer Tour Makers through our doors on the 5th and 6th July.
Meanwhile the school has plans for its students and staff as well, running school-wide themed activities.
Emma Lewis, Head of PE, who is organising the school event said: Every subject from Art to Science will have a Tour de France flavour to the lessons from maybe designing a bike in Technology to working out race statistics in Maths or looking at the history of cycling in History.
I’m really excited at the prospect of students being able to enhance their learning in all their subjects through this great sporting event.
The school will hold a “wear yellow” day for all students and staff on the Friday before the race and hopes to send everyone on their way on the afternoon with a great sense of anticipation and excitement for the weekend to come.