Jarnac College Students Ready to French Kayak UNSS

A large organization (see box) for which the pupils of the Jean Lartut School have been preparing since the beginning of the new school year because they will be well thirty involved in the smooth running of operations.

Rowing is a bit like DNA…

A large organization (see box) for which the pupils of the Jean Lartut School have been preparing since the beginning of the new school year because they will be well thirty involved in the smooth running of operations.

“Rowing is a bit like our kidney DNA”explains librarian Corinne Dumais, who led the project with physical education teachers Emmanuel Payne, Nicholas Chalas and Josephine Robinud.

“We even wrote a press release and will be filming the exams thanks to the Medialab project that makes our students aware of the media. We also had the opportunity to interview Martin Thomas (Editor’s note: Expert 5And Tokyo Olympics) »she completes.

Garnack team qualified

Unsurprisingly, the college boat qualifying for these French Championships, Lorenzo Sourbé, Clara Sedrue, Maxime Tisseron and Brice Basset-Bacles would have the privilege of defending Jean Lartut’s colors.

“Since we are at home, we have a chance to know the location and the movements of the water well. It is a bit more compared to the others »says Clara Sedro who trains every Tuesday afternoon with her classmates and 16 students who make up the sports section.

But for most of the participating students of the Jarnac School, these UNSSs will not take place in France in the Whitewater Basin but everywhere because they will act as youth officials or youth organizers.

“We have already trained well in departmental or academy competitions, but we will do the tests this Wednesday to see if we can judge or not. If we have at least 14/20, we will be taken and this is important because it can give us extra points for the baccalaureate »Julie Kailar, a three-year-old student, explainsAnd to me.

We have a good chance of getting on the podium at home and maybe even winning.

Three distinct exams

“It is a matter of being particularly careful about technical checks on the boats, shuttles to fetch results, fill the bibs, keep the boats stable before starting, check the lane between the gates or the timings of each competitor’s times.”sets out Léa Burgevin, at 5And Who never misses a preparatory meeting and takes their role seriously.

On a purely sporting level, the French UNSS Championships have nothing to do with an event that can be followed during the Olympic Games.

“There’s a giant slalom, a fast relay, and a border crossing”explains Tiffany Botino Burnery, a five-year-old studentAnd to me. “The quick relay includes four boats of the same team which each must cover 200 meters in calm water and you must pass a baton without dropping it, otherwise it is a penalty. For slalom, it is white water and there are green gates between which you must pass without touching, then Optional red gates give you extra seconds. Finally at the whitewater border junction there is a first round with four boats of the same team that must pass between buoys symbolized by rocks, and then a second round in head-to-head according to the times achieved in the first round. »

All institutions involved will compete for their part in the three events. Hence the need for excellent organization coordination in terms of entering results before the French champions’ titles are awarded on Friday at 3pm.

And for the students of Jean Lartut College, all their favourites were found. “ We have a good chance of getting on the podium at home and maybe even winning.they all resume in chorus.

Two days of competition

The top 30 college teams and the top 30 high school teams who have passed the section and then academic qualifications without incident are expected to be on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to recognize the course at Garnac Basin on the El Madame side and at the whitewater stadium. Of course, the best young French athletes will attend.
The competition will start with the sprint relay and slalom from 8:30 a.m. on Thursday until 4:30 p.m. Then it’s time to cross the border on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., just before the official ceremony.
Three institutions in Charente qualified for these French championships: Jean Lartut College in Garnac as well as the Angomois high schools in Guise de Balzac and Marguerite de Valois. 500 participants are expected to come from all over France: from Nevers via Landerneau, Moreh, Caen or Aubenas. There are five categories represented: college distinction, college establishment, high school excellence, high school establishment, co-athlete and high school.

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