The 75th edition of La Vuelta was held in 2020. A jubilee edition of a special bike tour! It would have started in Utrecht, were it not for the Covid-19 pandemic. Anticipating a Utrecht departure, the La Vuelta Holanda Foundation asked DST to develop educational materials for primary school groups 7 and 8 and vmbo-1 and -2 classes, to help celebrate this special occasion.
The start of La Vuelta in the Netherlands was cancelled because of Covid-19. However, the educational material fared better, as this had been developed to be all-digital from the start. A hit, in a time where schools were short of digital material for homeschooling their students during the epidemic. La Vuelta Holanda in de Klas was a welcome addition to the tight supply.
La Vuelta Holanda in de Klas allows for flexible use by teachers. They can choose from ‘take-away’ lessons, and from 36 individual assignments to compile their own. Some of these were all-digital, other physical, at the explicit request of teachers involved in concepting the materials.
The digital materials seamlessly fitted the core goals of primary education and vmbo. Especially schools in the Utrecht area tipped parents to use it in their digital home schooling tools. La Vuelta Holanda in de Klas was adapted to be re-used in a later edition of La Vuelta that will actually depart in Utrecht.