Louise Sallé, edited by Gauthier Delomez with AFP 9:18 p.m., January 17, 2022, modified at 9:18 p.m., January 17, 2022

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet will sponsor the Olympic and Paralympic week at school from January 24, and supports the "30 minutes of physical activity" program in primary school promoted by the government and the organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. This week should promote the regular practice of sport.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet will sponsor the Olympic and Paralympic week at school from January 24 and supports the "30 minutes of physical activity" program in primary school promoted by the government and the organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games This Olympic and Paralympic week (January 24 to 29), which will once again be held in a complex health context, aims to promote the regular practice of sport.

The theme this year is sport and climate and the environment.

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An experiment carried out in 7,000 primary schools

Launched a year ago, the experiment of 30 minutes of physical activity per day initiated by the Ministry of National Education and the Paris Olympics is currently practiced in 7,000 primary schools, said the Minister of Education. Jean-Michel Blanquer during a press briefing organized by Paris-2024 on Monday. They were 3,000 at the start of the school year in September, this ministry had then indicated. The objective is to "generalize" this device by 2024 while the teaching of sport is fishing particularly in primary school and this while sedentary lifestyle is a scourge for health. A phenomenon aggravated by successive confinements.

"I will not be an astronaut without a regular and continuous practice of sport", launched astronaut Thomas Pesquet recounting that he practices "two and a half hours" of sport on board the space station "otherwise we lose muscle mass, in bone mass, and our health is deteriorating really quickly."

"700,000 students should take part in the Olympic and Paralympic week," said Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris-2024 Olympics organizing committee.

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