Les 4eC au musée National du Sport à Nice

On Tuesday, 29th November, our class went to the National Sports Museum in Nice. We went there by bus.

The visit was divided in two parts.

First, we discovered an exhibition about sports’ history, including the Olympic Games, the outfits’ evolution etc… When we arrived, Nicolas (our guide) asked us to follow some rules to avoid damaging the objects from the museum. We started the visit with the Olympic Games’ history. We saw real medals. There were Camille Muffat’s medals. Camille Muffat was a professional swimmer. She was French and she grew up in Nice. Unfortunately, she died in an accident a few years ago.  We also saw Olympic torches and observed their design.

Then, Nicolas showed us the first bicycles. Some of them were really big! At first, bicycles were just a means of transport, but it became a sport. We also discovered the evolution of different sports’ outfits: gymnastics or athletics… Nicolas talked about Jesse Owens, who was an Afro American athlete. He was the first athlete who won four medals at a single Olympic Games (1936).

Besides, we could see a real racing car that belonged to Jules Bianchi, who was a French motor racing driver. He died in an accident. After his death, the Formula 1 leaders decided to improve the pilots’ protection. They created a « halo », which has already saved famous pilots like Lewis Hamilton.

Finally, we went to another room where we played a Vietnamese Sport called plumfoot. Plumfoot is a mixture of the ball sports of football, volleyball and badminton. It is played with a shuttlecock made of a base in rubber and feathers.


Mathieu: « I really liked this visit because it was interesting to learn all these facts and details about sports. It was also entertaining and fun ».

Margot: « In my opinion, this visit was interesting. I loved the activities that we did. »

Louis: « On the one hand, I liked discovering and playing plumfoot. It was fun! On the other hand, I found the exhibition a bit boring sometimes, except when we saw the racing car. »

Jade: « I really liked the visit, it was funny and Nicolas was very nice. »

Cloé: « I liked the visit because I learned new things about sports ».

Lucien: « In my opinion, it was a nice visit because I love sports and Nicolas was a good guide. He explained things very well. »



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