ISF World School Champions from France with French President
On Saturday, the French World School Champions of Football, Basketball, Orienteering and Swimming were invited to the Élysée Palace to meet with the French President, Mister François Holland, the Minister of Education, Miss Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Secretary of State of Sports, Mister Thierry Braillard.
All the champions, the UNSS National Directors assistants, the UNSS National Director/ISF President, ISF Vice-President and ISF Secretary General were invited to attend a reception with French President.
The French President held a 10 minutes speech to congratulate them and encourage them in their future success. He emphasized the values spread and the capacity of the athletes to combine school, sport and education. He presented as well, his utmost respect for the people working for the benefits of sport and education. You can hear his speech, see the official pictures here
Well informed, Mister François Hollande congratulated as well the French champions of Triathlon who had just won their title on the morning of the Reception.
Before having the opportunity to have a guided visit of the Élysée Palace, the French President and the Minister of Education then, spent more than 30 minutes talking with everyone and taking selfies.
This unforgettable day, dedicated to every single person involved in School Sport locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to give school athletes the opportunity to perform and experience lifetime moments, will remain a wonderful souvenir.