Cdl Basketball Tournament – Well done Max!!

Over the weekend, College du Leman hosted a Basketball Tournament which saw schools travel from all over Switzerland to compete.

Leman 2’s very own Maxim represented the school and played in many matches over the weekend. Max scored many points for his team, he played excellently and demonstrated tremendous sportsmanship in every game. Well done Max.


Our Well-Being topic for the next weeks will be Building Positive Relationships.

What is friendship?

How do you become friends with another person?

What do we need from our friends?

How do you act when you are introduced to someone new?

What is unique about CDL and the friendships you can make?


In all fairness, it was a very pleasant session. The boys spoke from their hearts and they acknowledged how important their friends are to them. A friend is someone we trust ( this word came out as the main asset in a friendship ), we can rely on, we share things with and we care about.

In terms of social skills, we discussed how these help understanding other people and what an important tool those are in for their lives.

The international feature of CDL is highly appreciated, it creates global links that can last a lifetime. It was nice to see the boys speaking about such an important element of our lives and in the end, we all agreed that we all need each other 🙂

Happy Holidays!! From Leman 2

Tomorrow morning, the Boarding House will close for the Winter Break.

We hope all of our boys have safe trips and a fabulous time at home with their families. We hope everyone enjoys a well deserved break and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in January. Everyone has worked very hard during the first term and we hope everyone returns with their batteries fully re-charged for a prosperous second term.

Merry Christmas one and all.




Winter Dance 2019

Saturday evening saw a wonderful event, our annual Winter Dance.

The whole of the Boarding community made a tremendous effort and all of the Leman 2 boys were looking very smart indeed.

A brilliant evening all round – Happy Christmas everyone !!

The tradition of Escalade… a bit of Geneva History

L’Escalade, or Fête de l’Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls), is an annual festival in Geneva, Switzerland, held each December in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoy. Troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, attempted a surprise attack during the night of 11–12 December 1602, but according to legend, were repulsed by a cook who dumped boiling vegetable soup on the invaders before raising an alarm. The celebrations and other commemorative activities are usually held on 12 December or the closest weekend.

The tradition this day is that people get little chocolate marmites (where once was the boiling vegetable soup ) full of sweets and share them with family and friends. Thank you Mr Usher for sharing those with us. Who said History can’t be sweet??? 😀

Core Principle and Marginal gains

As we approach the end of the topic we decided to step back a little and have a little insight about our lives and how we manage our goals, as this is definitely an important part of our Well-being.

The video above, tells us about this inspiring experience, run by the Sky Cycling team and amongst other things, teaches us how little steps can play a big part in achieving higher goals. Sometimes we underestimate the importance of taking care of little things that can play an important part in a bigger picture. Our instinct is to look ahead and only aim at the final outcome but maybe this is something we should fight against.

As it states on this little tutorial, things like Commitment, Ownership and Responsibility lead to Excellence and these little features should be part of everything we do.

We felt this is fully within the scope of our Well-being topic because as a real team, we should all play together towards the same goal, and team spirit, support and effort are key elements to success in our House.

There is definitely a link between these facts in sports and in the boys’ academic life, in terms of preparation, making slight changes that can make a difference.

The boys seemed interested and we hope they could take some learnings out of this topic.