National School Sports Day

National School Sports Day
National School Sports Day

A big party to promote school sport

National School Sports Day takes place every year in September. So the September 20, 2023in schools, colleges and high schools in France, sporting, fun and educational events – demonstrations, cross country, tournaments, athletics competitions, awareness workshops – bring together students, their teachers, their parents and the entire educational community on the theme of celebration and universalism.

The objective of this day is to promote school sports, to show the dynamism of nearly 2 million licensed students and to attract new students to school sports.

Moreover, the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024 is an opportunity to uphold the values ​​of Olympism : excellence, friendship, respect, and sports values ​​such as a taste for effort, perseverance, the desire to progress, respect for others, for oneself and for the rules. This mobilization for sport and for the values ​​it conveys aims to promote the success of all students as well as the future French champions of 2024.

Did you know ?

The Ministry of National Education and Youth works closely with the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF), sports federations ( USEP, UNSS, UGSEL) and the Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (COJOP) to spread the Olympic spirit within schools and educational establishments and sustainably transmit the passion for sport by 2024 for the entire 2024 generation This day symbolizes this collaborative commitment to the success of all students.

The JNSS is part of the “European Week of Sport” (EWoS), an initiative of the European Commission intended to promote sport and physical activity throughout Europe through a campaign called “#BeActive”.

School sport in figures

Figures: June 2019

2,700,000 students made redundant in school sports federations: 1,050,000 at UNSS, 850,000 at USEP and 800,000 at UGSEL

20,000 students and parents vice-presidents second degree AS

35 agreements signed by the ministry responsible for education, the ministry responsible for sports, the USEP and the UNSS with sports federations

3,600 school sports sectionsfor more than 100,000 students.

Partners of the Ministry of National Education and Youth in the field of sport

To encourage students’ physical and sporting activities, a factor in health and well-being, national education is developing partnerships with players in the sporting world: school sports federations, federations and clubs approved by the ministry responsible for sports.

Consult the list of partner sports associations and federations



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