The International School Sport Federation is the umbrella organisation of official school sport organisations in the different countries the world over. The ISF aims to educate through sport and organises international school sport events in various sporting disciplines and encourages exchanges between school students with a view to promoting better mutual understanding. Therefore in each organisation the ISF especially highlights sportsmanship, culture and social contacts between the participants. The ISF restricts its activities to the secondary-school sector and addresses its activities to students from fourteen to eighteen years old. It pursues its goals independently from political, religious or racial considerations.