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She Runs - Active Girls’ Lead is the first international school event to promote girls’ health, emancipation, and leadership through school sport.
The programme was developed by the International School Sport Federation (ISF) with the support of the European Commission (Erasmus + Sport Programme) in collaboration with the UNSS (French School Sport Federation)
To reach gender equality, it is critical to lay the foundation for girls as early as possible. ISF believes that schools provide a healthy and inspiring environment in which young people can develop their personalities and their dreams. The federation uses sport as a tool of emancipation to help young people grow and open up to the world.
The She Runs-Active Girls’ Lead project will take place over 4 days, involving 500 girls aged 15 to 18 from 35 countries who will establish an international base camp of female leadership in Paris.
From 12 to 15 March, She Runs-Active Girls’ Lead will shine the spotlight on sport, education, culture, and entrepreneurship for girls.
Place: all around the Paris
The first day of the She Runs - Active Girls' Lead is focusing on culture during an enlightening treasure hunt in Paris, the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games.
Five years before the Olympic Games, the girls will have the opportunity to admire the Paris sites that will host the 2024 competitions and follow in the footsteps of great women (Simone Weil, Suzan Lenglen etc.).
Place: City Hall and the banks of the Seine River in the center of Paris
The day will begin with the official opening of the She Runs – Active Girls’ Lead. Participants will be welcomed by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, Jean François Martins, Deputy Mayor in charge of Sport, Tourism, Olympic and Paralympic Games, Costantini Nathalie, National Director of UNSS (French School Sport Federation), Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the Sport Unit at European Commission, Bogdan Matei, Minister of Youth & Sports of Romania, Laurent Petrynka, the President of ISF
After the opening of the Village, the 500 international participants of She Runs – Active Girls’ Lead will join 1500 girl students of la Lycéenne MAIF RUN for a festive run of 3 km on the quay of the Seine River in the center of Paris.
Schedule (CET time):
11:30 AM: Official speeches and village activities opening She Runs - Active Girls' Lead & La Lyceenne MAIF Run2 PM: Start of the 1st race 3km4 PM: Awards ceremony4:30 PM: Musical Showcases5 PM: End of the event
Participants will have chance to meet the She Runs – Active Girls’ Lead ambassadors; Camille Lacourt, World Champion in swimming, and Estelle Mossely, Olympic Champion in boxing and Laurence Fischer - World Karate Champion, Fight for Dignity President, Birgitta Kervinen - IOC Women in Sport Award 2017.
The event will be broadcasted LIVE to ISF Global Facebook page ,ISF Youtube and will be promoted by Olympic Channel and IAAF.
Place: Palais Brongniart
Day three will be the inspirational day. Participants will attend the Talk and join influential women from the world of Sport;
Valentina Marchei, Olympian in ice skating
Brigitta Kervinen, the 2017 winner of the IOC Women and Sport World awards
Paula Radcliffe, World record holder and fastest women’s marathoner in history
Laurence Fischer, World champion in karate and the founder of NGO Fight for Dignity
The Talk will be moderated by Sandy Heribert who will lead the conversation around the topics of the connection between the sport and the development of female leadership.
Place: Station F
Hosted by Ignited Kingdom, the largest statu up campus Station F will welcome 40 girls from She Runs-Active Girls’ Lead project (selected by the ISF several months prior) who will have a chance to learn innovative methods to design and carry out projects to address physical inactivity.
With the support of Design Sprint experts, the girls will each develop a simple and tangible project to promote physical activity for girls/women in their local communities.
As the proud partner of the She Runs-Active Girls’ Lead event, VinylPlus and ISF have signed the Environmental Action to ensure that PVC is used sustainably in the run-up to and during the event, and re-used and recycled after the event. The signature took place in Paris, at the She Runs-Active Girls’ Lead press conference and was signed by the ISF president Mr Laurent Petrynka and the General Manager of VinylPlus Ms Brigitte Dero.
Sebastian Coe, two-time Olympic champion in athletics and the president of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations)Paula Radcliffe, World record holder and fastest women’s marathoner in history, 3-time London and New York marathon winnerBirgitta Kervinen, winner of IOC 2017 Women and Sport World Awards,Talk speaker (FIN)Estelle Mossely, Olympic Champion in Boxing (FRA)Laurence Fischer, NGO fight for Dignity, Talk speaker (FRA)Valentina Marchei, Olympian in Ice Skating, Talk speaker (ITA)Nadine Kessler, UEFA's head of women's football (GER)Lisa Zimouche, Street Football ChampionNatasha Hasting, US Olympian in athletics (relay)Marta Pagnini, Olympic bronze medallist in Rhythmic Gymnasitcs (ITA)
You can follow the events, and watch the Race, on ISF’s social media.
The Race LIVE STREAM (March 13): ISF Global Facebook page
Official website: www.sheruns.eu
Official Facebook: facebook.com/sherunsisf
Read more info in She Runs - Active Girls' Lead press folder and the latest issue of the ISF magazine
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