Extra-curricular sport in the British Section is co-ordinated by the Parent Teacher Group (PTG), and run by a dedicated team of volunteer parents. Sporting activities include:
The most popular of the sports offered by the PTG, football is played at all levels with multiple teams from primary, collège and lycée practising every week with volunteer parent coaches and playing matches against other international section teams including an inter-section girls' team. The teams are open to British Section students at all of our host schools and the volunteer parent coaches emphasise sportsmanship and healthy competition at each level. At the end of the year the teams take part in an international cup final tournament:
- Tournoi des Futures Etoiles for the primary teams, and
- Tournoi des Etoiles for the collège and lycée teams.
Run by the Club International and adjudicated by local professional referees, it is a highlight of the Lycée International calendar and a fun-packed afternoon with an emphasis on fairplay.
Irish dancing has been taught at the British Section by a volunteer PTG parent for several years, starting in primary and now available for collège students. The pupils practise once a week and learn to perform highly entertaining traditional Irish ceili or group dances such as the ‘Siege of Ennis’, ‘The Eight-hand Jig’ or the ‘High Cauled Cap’. The groups perform at Section and local area functions throughout the year and this fun, traditional group activity is a highlight of each occasion.
The annual Welcome BBQ and Sports Day, organised by the PTG, is held in September for all pupils and their families. This fun-packed afternoon is a great way to meet new and familiar faces at the start of the school year with various traditional activities such as: running races, family football tournaments and a tug-of-war to end the festivities.
In addition, sports associations are active in each of host middle and senior schools and run by the school's sports teachers. They allow pupils to practise sports activities on a Wednesday afternoon (collège) or after school (collège and lycée) with fellow pupils, and compete for their school. See the websites of our host schools for more information.