A day in the shoes of an Olympic athlete, for the Alès primaries

A day in the shoes of an Olympic athlete, for the Alès primaries

Chaque école a amené sa banderole, pour se démarquer. MIDI LIBRE – Eva Bonnet-Gonnet

This Thursday, June 21, nearly 400 students from the Cévennes capital gathered at the Prairie sports complex, for an Olympic and Paralympic day.

Against the backdrop of lively music, the approximately 400 Alesian students are preparing to face the first sports workshops of the Olympic and Paralympic day organized this June 21. After enlivening the Place des Martyrs with a choreography, the group of budding athletes, equipped with caps and banners, paraded to the Prairie sports complex.
"This is the second year that we are organizing this day, driven by the Terre de Jeux label, obtained in 2020, in connection with the 2024 Olympic Games, explains Vanessa Royer, agent at the Sports Department. 16 schools are participating in the day, and will rotate through the activities."

A day in the shoes of an Olympic athlete, for the Alès primaries

The students competed in teams. FREE NOON – Eva Bonnet-Gonnet

A sports day of "tradition"

"It’is a tradition, add Elie Merheb and Corinne Balme, Terre de Jeux project managers< em>. The goal is really to put young people in a situation, to make them aware of sporting activities while introducing them to the Olympic Games." To do this , a wide range of activities are organized on the complex, including archery, wheelchair racing, team sports, fencing, tennis,  etc.

A day in the shoes of an Olympic athlete, for the Alès primaries

The event is supervised by associations, educators, and City agents. FREE NOON – Eva Bonnet-Gonnet

The spirit is not competitive, but "still, we are there to win and represent the class" , assure Thalia and Amalaia, CM2 students at Romain-Rolland. "And to see friends from other schools", launches Constance.

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