Sport at school: Jean-Michel Blanquer and Roxana Maracineanu’s move to Toulouse academy


Ministers will first go to Clairfont primary school, where the operation “30 minutes of daily physical activity” has been established, mainly through partnership with the municipality. It also benefits from the Génération 2024 label, which aims to encourage young people to engage in physical and sporting activities in terms of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.

They will then go to the Lycée Gallieni, where they will meet with the basketball team of the center of excellence in sports during their training, and meet with the training team of the institution. Such a center allows for educational arrangements to meet the needs of young people who ultimately aim to reach a high level.

At a later date, ministers will attend the upcoming “Meetings and Inspirations” conference, attended by more than a thousand students, to tell the personal stories of several top athletes and highlight their commitment to the sport.

Finally, a steering committee on sport and education will provide an opportunity to discuss key measures taken to promote sport in school (see below).

On the occasion of this trip, the ministers will attend a memorial service as part of the National Day to commemorate the victims of terrorism.


  • 09:00: Arrival of Ministers at Clairfont Elementary School 9 avenue du General de Gaulle, 31120 Portet-sur-Garonne
  • 09:05 : Presentation of the partnership with the municipality and observing 30 minutes of daily physical activity (golf and sports balls on the lawn)
  • 10:00: Arrival of the Ministers at the Lycée Gallieni Route 79 Spain, 31100 Toulouse
  • 10:10 am : Meeting with the basketball team of the center of excellence in sports
  • 10:30 in the morning. : Time to discuss with the teaching staff
  • 10:50 am : stretched microphone
  • 11:20 am : Arrival of Ministers in Charles de Gaulle SquareSquare Charles de Gaulle, Capitol Garden, Toulouse
  • 11.30 in the morning. : Commemoration as part of the National Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism
  • 11:40 : Speech by Jean-Michel Blanquer
  • 11:55 : laying a wreath
  • 14:00: Arrival of Ministers to the “Meetings and Inspirations” conference – Salle Mermoz, 7 All. Gabriel Biénes, 31400 Toulouse
  • 14:05 : Philippe Spanghero’s Entry
  • 14:10 : Presentation videos of the main witnesses and change time
  • 15:10 : Closing remarks and thanks by Jean-Michel Blanquer
  • 15:25: Arrival of Ministers to the Rectorate of the Toulouse Academy 75 rue Saint-Roch, 31400 Toulouse
  • 16:00. : Sports and Education Steering Committee

Measures in favor of sports at school

“30 minutes of daily physical activity”

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Paris 2024 are committed to ensuring that every student in primary school benefits from at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity (30’APQ) in addition to physical education with the goal of health. The content of these series is left to the initiative of the teachers, who can organize it with the support of local sports associations. A sports accessory set was presented to the schools by the Ministry together with the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee.
The principle of daily physical activity was enshrined in the Education Act as part of the sports act of March 2, 2022.
The goal is to reach 100% of schools included in the program by 2024.

“Convenience on the Water”

The Aquatic Ease program, which was launched in 2019 to combat drowning, is for children under 6 years old. Equipped with 15 million Euros, it complements traditional school swimming learning cycles. Therefore, it helps children from kindergarten to know the aquatic environment, acquire the basic knowledge to thrive in water, and guarantees better efficiency in learning to swim. As a reminder, the sports law of March 2, 2022 included water comfort in school programs.
The target is to issue 100,000 aquatic life certificates by 2022.

“Know how to ride a bike”

The dissemination of Know How to Ride a Bike is fundamental to educating the cyclists of tomorrow. From primary school, children are invited to a one to two-week training course consisting of three phases: learning to pedal, ride around and finally drive on public roads.
The aim is to enable them to move around independently and in complete safety when entering secondary school. This training is also an opportunity to raise students’ awareness of the challenges of sustainable development and flexible mobility.
The goal is to achieve 200,000 Know How to Ride certification by 2022.

“2024 Generation”

The 2024 Generation label aims to involve schools and educational institutions in the dynamics of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The label has four purposes:

  • Developing structuring projects with the sports clubs of the region;
  • Participating in Olympic and Paralympic promotional events;
  • Accompany or welcome top athletes;
  • Opening of sports facilities of enterprises.

5,049 schools and educational institutions (2,928 schools, 1,515 colleges and 606 high schools) have already received the Generation 2024 label, which includes more than 1,860,000 students.

“1 school, 1 club”

In order to disseminate 30’APQ in primary education and strengthen cooperation with local sports associations, the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports established the “1 school, 1 club” operation. These partnerships between schools and regional sports associations make it possible to expand the variety of sporting events offered to students and at the same time bring new audiences to the clubs.
It is the concrete expression of the agreements signed by the Ministry at the national level with 41 sports federations that complete the network of school sports federations (USEP and UNSS).

New training courses for sports professions

A sports specialization training in the general baccalaureate

Since the start of the 2021 academic year, a new specialization course “Physical Education, Sports Practices and Culture” has been offered to approximately 2,000 young people in 92 general and technological high schools. 4 hours a week at the gala, then 6 hours at the terminal to develop transversal skills around physical, sporting and artistic activities and explore the diversity of professional sectors that can provide them with integration into the business world.

A new professional sector “sports professions”

New courses are also offered to high school students who want to switch to the sports sector on their professional path.
Since the start of the 2021 academic year, a training course for dual qualifications in sports professions is open to first-year students in the following professional baccalaureates: assistance in the management of organizations and their activities, commerce in trade and sales, hospitality professions, security professions, leisure – children and the elderly.
This optional unit reinforces the training offer for sports professions, enriched by the additional word “animation and management in the sports industry” from 2018.
At the start of the 2021 academic year, 107 high schools are offering this optional sports industry unit for the vocational baccalaureate.

School sports departments and sports excellence departments

Promoting education and high-level sports practice is a priority of the ministry.
More than 100,000 students are currently enrolled in nearly 4,000 school sports departments, which offer flexible hours to practice their sports.
In the INSEP model, sections of sporting excellence have been created to offer more flexibility to future sports elites with timetable arrangements and tailor-made programs.

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