Drumroll…!

Today is the big arrival day for boarders at Collège du Léman, and Villa Écureuil is no exception… Right now we are waiting for almost half of the girls to come back, as classes start tomorrow morning.

The sky is grey, the air slightly chilly… But the coming weeks are going to go by so fast! Let’s get ready to rock’n’roll!!image

 

Happy holidays

Everybody was excited yesterday in the house 🙂 But why?

Because The October Break is here!!!!!

Our busy bees were packing and chatting happily about their faboulous week ahead 😀

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

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Yesterday happened the house competition of master chef. Thanks a lot for the girls who cooked and presented the great food. The food was so amazing. In the boarding house the smell of the food was so good that makes me hungry.

I brought some flowers and put them into the vase. They are so beautiful and smell so good. They always make me feel fresh and have a good mood.

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October break

It’s almost time! Everybody is getting ready, and, even if at school there are so many deadlines this week, there is definitely quite some excitement in the air… At Collège du Léman the break will begin on Friday after the end of classes, and everybody will take off 🙂 in one way or another.

Since I will be the first one, because on Thursday I will be off from the morning, I am happy to wish you all a great mini-holiday!

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Did you know that…

… that today, Tuesday 13th October 2015, is Yorkshire Pudding Day? Yorkshire puddings are a savory food, made from a batter mix similar to that used for pancakes, which often accompanies roast beef.

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BUT… This is not all!

Today it is also Ada Lovelace Day! Who is she, you might ask…?

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As the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron was brought up by her mother, Annabella, after he passed. Her mother feared that she would inherit her father’s poetic temperament, and gave Ada a strict upbringing of logic, science and mathematics. Ada became fascinated with mechanisms and designed steam flying machines, poring over the scientific magazines of the time and embracing the British Industrial revolution.

In 1833, Ada Lovelace was introduced to Charles Babbage whom she helped to develop a device called The Analytical Engine; an early predecessor of the modern computer. Lovelace and Babbage worked together closely for many years in order to refine the Engine. Ada found relative fame in 1842 when she expanded on an article by an Italian mathematician, in which she elaborated on the use of machines through the manipulation of symbols. Although Babbage had sketched out programs before, Lovelace’s were the most elaborate and complete, and the first to be published; so she is often referred to as “the first computer programmer”.

The Analytical Engine remained a vision for many, until Ada’s notes inspired Alan Turing to work on the first modern computers in the 1940’s. Her passion and vision for technology have made her a powerful symbol for women in the modern world of technology.

Master Chef – Boarding House Competition

Here is another yummy event which took place today!

All the Boarding Houses presented their gourmet delicacies to a strict (and very happy) jury of four.

Our menu: Entée of smoked salmon on avocado salad, French-style “pot-au-feu”, Nutella and chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice-cream.

I will say no more!

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