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Physical Education is a central part of the IIL experience. With a wide range of sports for all levels, students are encouraged to explore their athletic abilities for overall health and well-being.

Our school mascot and our Lancy Lions teams embody the unity and spirit of IIL

Go Lions Go!

Sport at IIL

The Sports Department provides sports education at all levels of the French, English and Bilingual programmes. Our aim is to make physical education fun and attractive for all students, taking into account the aptitudes and aspirations of each individual.

Our dedicated coaches – most of whom are competitive athletes – alternate between traditional sports such as football, basketball, track and field with contemporary disciplines such as ultimate frisbee, netball, and indoor climbing.

Students in preschool and primary school follow our Sports Discovery Programme. Offering a wide choice of activities, this programme aims to stimulate student interest in sports through movement and play, while respecting each individual’s physical development. 

From the age of 11 onwards, classes aim at a more systematic exploration of the various fields of physical education through a diversified programme adapted to each level: endurance, team sports, bodily expression. 

For our sports enthusiasts, various sports are offered through our Extracurricular Activities. These clubs allow students to take part in numerous competitions between schools (football, riding, netball, table tennis, skiing, basketball, etc.). Those more seasoned or adventurous students can even integrate sports into the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme.

IIL sports teams also have their own mascot, the Lancy Lion, which represents the school in all our sports competitions and embodies the strength, the spirit and the determination of our “Lancy Lions” teams.

Sport at IIL is also a vehicle for cohesion. At the beginning of the year, our students take part in sports trips with their class to get to know each other. These trips usually take place in the heart of nature and include adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, adventure climbing, mountain biking, archery, etc.

COVID-19: The current sanitary context has forced us to cancel all outings and sports competitions for this school year. 

Arnaud Denis
Head of Sports

Meet the Head of Sports

List of sports taught at IIL

(as part of the curriculum)
Extra-curricular activity
Indoor climbing
Indoor Floor hockey
Ultimate frisbee
Outdoor Orienteering
Dance and Body Language
Track and Field (relay, high jump, endurance)
Kindergarten Motor Skills Course
Team Games
Table tennis (ping-pong)
American sports (Baseball, Lacrosse, American Football)
Tap dance
Flamenco danse
Born to Move (maternelle & primaire)
IIL web radio First broadcast
Projects and Achievements
Projects and Achievements
IIL web radio First broadcast
Camps and outings
Autumn Camp Campzone
Autumn Camp Campzone
Camps and outings
Student video conference Exchange with a school in Glasgow
Projects and Achievements
Anti-bullying programme RTS video clip
Teaching practices
In the STEAM lab Video clip