Happy Halloween !!!!!

The guys in the house took part in the annual Pumpkin carving competition this week, Frankenstein was the muse for this years attempt…. and a very good job they did to.


Ivan making good with the Marker pen and stencil.


Arshia got the delightful job of clearing the inside of the pumpkin.

Welcome back Mr Vlad!

Vlad made a surprise vist to the house this weekend, and he came bearing gifts. He brought the guys pizza and Chips and drinks, Thank you Vlad. Vlad is studying at EHL this year after graduating from CDL and it sounds lie he is having an amazing experience in Lausanne. He is working in a Michelin star restaurant, while also being part of the team that organises the catering for the university events. Vlad told me they cater for over 500 events per year. It was great to see you Vlad, please come see us again soon


Arshia had some friends round this weekend from Leman 2, they enjoyed playing pool and spending time together in the Louis Degallier boarding house #The Best Boarding House

TIME…….. How well do you manage yours???????

With the busy lives that we all lead, it is easy to pay little attention to the precious time we have, leading us to be consumed by the screen or phone forcing us to miss the world around us, instead of enjoying the most valuable and rewarding things our lives have to offer. This week the boys had the chance to break down their day and really look at how they spend their time.


The boys filled in a 24hr day, braking the day down into specific area like exercise, eating, studies, sleeping and screen time. This showed some interesting results and was a great source of conversation for the guys.

Louis Degallier experiences the Beauty of Leysin

This weekend, the boys from Louis Degallier travelled to the small mountain village of Leysin. The boys experienced, along with the rest of boarding, many challenging and exciting activities. The guys went mountain biking, Rock climbing, experienced via farrata, some of the guys learnt how to map read and took part in orienteering. Some took part in survival skills and mountain cookery class. This was a great experience for everyone involved and challenged everyone to do something they hadn’t done before. Well done everyone.


Ivan literally learning the ropes


No holding him back on the Rock face

Thiago took to the mountain bike to explore what was on offer around Leysin

A large group took on hill climbs, gravel roads and muddy descents, this ride had something for everyone……. even a race through a forrest loop,

Via Farrata pleased Ivan a lot.

It all about our #Wellbeing

As a new school year begins, Louis Degallier and the whole boarding community will be focusing on looking after ourselves and others around us . We will be spending an hour a week together concentrating on what it means to have a positive attitude towards our own wellbeing and the benefits it can bring us both academically, socially and personally. This will be a 5 pillar program carried out over the year, focusing on different areas of our lives………. The first pillar we building is Nurturing healthy bodies and minds.


In this busy work we live in with such focus on working hard and success we are all probably guilty of neglecting the impotence of sleep. This is especially true in teenagers, so this week we spoke about health benefits of sleep, and how much sleep the members of the house were getting.


Each member of the house downloaded the sleep cycle app. We will be tracking our sleepover the next week and we will meet next week to look at the sleep pattens of the teenage boys in the house, and one house parent