News round-up: Classroom closures, a new marine charter and the Princely family at work

All the latest news from the Principality of Monaco, including information on the unplanned closure of several classrooms at the Ecole de la Condamine and updates to the public lift systems.

World Clean Up Day 

Over the weekend, Prince Albert II of Monaco and his eight-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, joined many other locals as eager recruits at the Principality’s World Clean Up Day litter pick.  

With Princess Charlene away in South Africa for the Water Bike Challenge, it was down to the trio to represent the Princely family and demonstrate their enduring dedication to the environment by donning a pair of gloves, grabbing a rubbish bag and mucking in.  

Prince Albert and his children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, joined in with World Clean Up Day on Saturday 16th September. Photo credit: Stéphane Danna / Monaco Communications Department 

Flooding at the Ecole de la Condamine 

The pupils of six classes at the Ecole de la Condamine will be receive teaching in a number of different premises this week after a leak within the school’s air conditioning units caused considerable damage to classrooms.  

Thankfully, the children won’t have far to travel as they can be easily accommodated in other buildings in the Condamine neighbourhood and will continue to be welcomed at their original drop-off points at the Ecole de la Condamine. Parents and guardians will be informed by email and via Pronote of any developments.  

Monaco hosts major Pelagos Agreement meeting

Between 11th and 12th September, the Scientific and Technical Committee for the Pelagos Agreement met at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco to hash out a new version of the Charter for the Pelagos Partnership Agreement.

Representatives from Italy, France and Monaco were all present for the important discussions, which also covered ground on the new tools, maps and techniques available to the multi-national mission, and the harmonisation of the internal regulations of the Pelagos Partnership Agreement.

Further information on the meeting can be found here.

Representatives from Italy, France and Monaco united at the Auditorium Rainier III for the meeting. Photo credit: Manuel Vitali / Monaco Communications Department

Updates to lifts in the Jardin Exotique 

Two lifts in the Jardin Exotique neighbourhood will be out of service for the next few months: the first connects the Boulevard Hector Otto with the Moyenne Corniche and the second links the Boulevard de Belgique and the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique.  

Both will be replaced by new systems and are expected to be operational again between mid-November and the end of December. The other public lifts in the area will remain open for the duration of the works.  

The lifts will be up and running again by the end of the year. Photo credit: Michael Alesi / Monaco Communications Department 



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Featured photo credit: Axel Bastello / Palais Princier de Monaco