Sport & Education

South Africa - Monaco Rugby Exchange - 26.02.2016



HSH Princess Charlene attended the exchanges that took place at the Charles III Middle School between the Monegasque students and the South African rugby team participating in the Saint Devote Rugby Tournament.
 
The interactions between the students from the 7th grade international classes at the Charles III and François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré middle schools were very friendly:   presentation of the Principality and the traditional “Cape Town Carnival” dance.
 
At the end of the meeting, HSH Princess Charlene provided precious advice to the young South Africans during a swimming lesson.  She was accompanied by Ms. Lisette Botha, who runs the “Kiddie Aqua Swimming Academy” in South Africa, in order to promote learning to swim as a means to combat drowning.
 
This gathering also provided the opportunity to announce the launch of the South African branch of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, whose president is Mr. Gavin Varejes.
 
The young South Africans received a very warm welcome from Monaco’s Department of Education, Youth and Sport.
 
© Eric Mathon / Palais Princier