It was back to school for the children of the Principality last Thursday, with an educational focus on professional sport. Throughout the academic year, the Department of Education, Youth and Sport and the club will be working together to promote sporting values in Monaco’s schools.
A number of initiatives will be organised each term under the partnership, designed specifically to highlight the importance of sport and its unifying values, respect for the rules and an international outlook.
The first initiative will take place in early October, with a professional player visiting a Monegasque primary school class.
Esprit Sport is built around three principles:
- Two primary school classes will get the chance to interview a footballer. A report of the interview will appear in the match programme.
- Visit by AS Monaco Training Centre and first-team coaches, who will supervise a session in coordination with staff from UNSS (school sports federation).
RESPECT FOR THE RULES
- Meeting with a club referee in two primary school classes.
- Pupils will draw up the main rules for officiating a game or sport practised by the class.
SPORT’S INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
- Pupils will track the first team’s international journeys via the AS Monaco website.
- They will also create a map of the team’s travels during the season.