In Champs des Bois, Saturday is always synonyme of adventure, discovery and excitement. Usually, our students always experience new activities or try to improve the one they already master.
Tonight we celebrated Thanksgiving.
We had the chance to attended a very nice dinner prepared by our catering team. Of course we had the traditional turkey 🦃 , but also a multitude of very different and colourful dishes. During the meal we also explained were this tradition came from and what did it represent for the American people and who it was such a big event each year for them.
Before go to sleep, the kids took a moment to right down what there were grateful for (but it’s a secret 🤫).
Hanging out with friends. Really actually hanging, our Climbing Club is going well, many of the participants are coming every weekend to the climbing gym. This was Firdavs’ first time at the gym and he managed to solve some nice boulder problems. We’re sure that if he keeps practising he will be topping out a lot more in the future!
Liam and Firdavs were eager to bake cupcakes for everyone this weekend. After going to the shops to buy the ingredients, the boys were excited to get into the kitchen. They followed the recipe perfectly and enjoyed being creative decorating the cupcakes ! We even had a surprise taster come in at the end to make sure everything was good.
Champs des Bois had another house meeting today in which we discussed the wellbeing pillar. This week we specified on the topic racism and stereotypes. With so many different nationalities in the house, we feel this is an important subject to touch. To do this, we played a little game. We put out some statements and every time something applied to the children, we let them take a step forward. Statements varied from “Take a step if you feel like you have been judged because of where you come from” to “Take a step if you have ever bullied someone”. The children were great. They thought the situations through and answered honestly. Afterwards we talked more about how it made us feel and what we could do about this.
A few of our little climbers joined the climbing club this Saturday and lots of fun trying to top these boulder problems!