Sports at school: the transition of Jean-Michel Blanche and Roxane Marachinean to the academy of Toulouse

The ministers will first go to Clairefont Primary School, where Operation 30 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity was organized, thanks in part to a partnership with the municipality. He also uses the Generation 2024 label, which aims to encourage young people to get involved in physical activity and sports in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris.

After that, they will travel to the Lycée Gallieni, where during training they will meet with the basketball team of the center of sportsmanship and talk with the teaching team of the institution. Such a center makes it possible to organize educational activities to meet the needs of young people who ultimately strive to achieve a high level.

The ministers will later take part in the Meetings and Inspirations conference, which will bring together more than a thousand students, during which several top athletes will share their personal stories and highlight their commitment to the sport.

Finally, the Sports and Education Steering Committee will provide an opportunity to discuss the main measures taken to promote sports in schools (see below).

On the occasion of this trip, the Ministers will take part in commemorative events in the framework of the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Terrorism.


  • 09:00: Arrival of the ministers at the Clairefont Primary School. 9 avenue du General de Gaulle, 31120 Port-sur-Garonne
  • 09:05 : Presentation of the partnership created with the city hall and observation of 30 minutes of daily physical activity (golf on grass and sports balls)
  • 10:05 am: Arrival of ministers at Lycée Gallieni. 79 Route of Spain, 31100 Toulouse
  • 10:10 am : Meeting with the basketball team of the center of sportsmanship
  • 10:30 : Discussion time with faculty
  • 10:50 : stretched microphone
  • 11:20 : Arrival of ministers at Place Charles de GaullePlace Charles de Gaulle, Capitoline Gardens, Toulouse
  • 11:30 : Celebration of the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.
  • 11:40 : Presentation by Jean-Michel Blanquer
  • 11:55 : Laying a wreath
  • 2:00 pm: Ministers arrive for the Meetings and Inspirations conference. – Hall Mermoz, 7 All. Gabriel Bienes, 31400 Toulouse
  • 14:05 : Introduction by Philip Spangero
  • 14:10 : Video of key witnesses’ speeches and exchange times
  • 15:10 : Closing remarks by Jean-Michel Blanquer and gratitude
  • 15:25: Arrival of the ministers at the rector’s office of the Toulouse Academy. 75 rue Saint-Roch, 31400 Toulouse
  • 4:00 p.m. : Sports and Education Steering Committee

Measures for the development of sports at school

“30 minutes of daily physical activity”

The Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports and Paris 2024 are committed to ensuring that every pupil in primary school receives at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity (30’APQ) in addition to physical education for health. The content of these sequences is at the discretion of the teachers, who can organize them with the support of local sports associations. The ministry is offering a set of sports accessories to schools together with the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee.
The principle of daily physical activity is enshrined in the Education Code as part of the sports law of March 2, 2022.
The goal is to reach 100% of participating schools by 2024.

“Water Lightness”

Launched in 2019 to combat drowning, Aquatic Ease is for children under the age of 6. It has a budget of 15 million euros and complements traditional school swimming cycles. Thus, from kindergarten, it helps to introduce children to the aquatic environment, to learn the basics of development in the water and guarantees better efficiency in learning to swim. Recall that the law on sports of March 2, 2022 included water sports in school programs.
The goal is to issue 100,000 water swimming certificates in 2022.

“Know how to ride a bike”

Implementing Know How to Cycle is fundamental to educating the bike users of tomorrow. Beginning in elementary school, children are invited to take a one to two week training course consisting of three phases: learning to pedal, moving, and finally driving on public roads.
The goal is to allow them to move around independently and in total safety when entering secondary school. This training also provides an opportunity to raise students’ awareness of the issues of sustainable development and soft mobility.
The goal is to have 200,000 Know How to Ride a Bike certifications by 2022.

“Generation 2024”

The Generation 2024 badge is designed to engage schools and educational institutions in the dynamics of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The badge has four goals:

  • Develop structuring projects with the sports clubs of the territory;
  • Participate in promotional activities for the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
  • Accompany or greet high-level athletes;
  • Open sports facilities of institutions.

5,049 schools and educational institutions (2,928 schools, 1,515 colleges and 606 lyceums) have already received the Generation 2024 badge, with over 1,860,000 students enrolled.

“1 school, 1 club”

In order to expand the deployment of 30’APQ and cooperate with local sports associations in primary education, the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports has established the “1 school, 1 club” operation. These partnerships between schools and regional sports associations expand the variety of sports activities offered to students, as well as attract new audiences to clubs.
They are a concrete expression of the agreements signed by the Ministry at the national level with 41 sports federations, which complement the network of school sports federations (USEP and UNSS).

New training courses for sports professions

Sports education at the general bachelor’s degree

Since the beginning of the 2021 academic year, in 92 general education and technological universities, about 2,000 students are offered a new specialty course “Physical Education, Sports and Culture”, which, in addition to physical education lessons, allows high school students, 4 hours a week in the première, then 6 hours in the terminale, to develop universal skills in the field of physical, sporting and creative activities, as well as to discover a variety of professional sectors that can offer them integration into the world of work.

New professional sector “sports professions”

On the professional path, new lessons are also offered to high school students who want to move into the sports field.
From the beginning of the 2021 academic year, a course aimed at bi-qualification in sports professions is open for first-class students in the following professional bachelors: assistance in managing organizations and their activities, professions in commerce and sales, hospitality professions, security professions, entertainment – children and the elderly people.
This supplementary module enhances the offer of training in sports professions, enriched since 2018 with the additional mention of “animation and management in the sports sector”.
At the beginning of the 2021 academic year, 107 secondary schools are offering this elective sports sector for professional undergraduate studies.

School sports sections and sections of sportsmanship

Promoting high-level schooling and sports is a priority for the ministry.
More than 100,000 students are currently enrolled in nearly 4,000 school sports clubs that offer flexible sports schedules.
The Sports Excellence Sections were created to offer future elite sports more flexibility with schedules and customized programs based on the INSEP model.

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