Journey Through Tanzania: Exploring, Discovering and Serving with the Olympus Boarders

For the Spring Break, our Olympus Boarders were able to take part in yet another fascinating adventure. In Tanzania, the Olympus Boarders had an exhilarating trip! They engaged in diverse activities, including touring a coffee farm and contributing to a community project by building a goat shed. Interacting with locals, savouring traditional cuisine, and embarking on a safari to observe the region’s wildlife added depth to their experience. This journey broadened their knowledge and life experience and left a lasting impression on their hearts and minds. It is with a sense of camaraderie and fascination that they returned to CDL this weekend to begin the last stretch of their school year.

Welcome Back Home

We are delighted to welcome back the Olympus boys from their well-deserved holidays, and we hope they return refreshed and filled with joyful memories. As we look forward to the remainder of the school year, we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We wholeheartedly wish the boys every success as they embark on the final stretch of their academic journey this year. Let’s make it a remarkable and productive end to the school year together!

Happy Holidays

As the sun lingers longer in the sky and a hint of warmth teases the breeze, we find ourselves at the threshold of a new season. It’s time to wave goodbye to the chill of winter and welcome the lively essence of spring with open arms. To our Olympus boys, we send our deepest wishes for an extraordinary and revitalizing spring break!

The recent months have been remarkable, brimming with memorable moments and impressive accomplishments. From thrilling weekends in the mountains to mesmerizing performances on stage, our boarding family has truly embodied the essence of adventure, creativity, and togetherness.

May you all have an incredible spring break!

Final weekend before the break

On this weekend, with the holidays so close to us and the weather being nice our boarders found great amounts of energy to go around and have fun. Once again going to their favorite activities or going to try new ones the smiles never left their faces.

Talent Show

On Wednesday we had the next instalment of our House Competitions. Olympus performed in the talent show and did an acapella version of In the Jungle. We were very proud to have placed in 8th position.

Nicolas’ experiences from Paris

Last weekend, I went on an exciting school trip to Paris. Our adventure started on Friday when we took a train. It was a fun ride with my classmates. We talked and looked out the windows. We arrived in Paris and were very excited. The city looked beautiful.

Our first stop was the Eiffel Tower. It’s a very famous and tall tower. We learned it’s one of the most famous places in Paris. We took lots of photos there. Then, we went on a boat trip on the Seine River. We saw many beautiful buildings and bridges. The boat ride was relaxing and fun. We waved at people walking by the river.

After the boat ride, we went up the Eiffel Tower. It was a bit scary but exciting to be so high. The view of Paris from up there was amazing. We could see the whole city. It looked like a postcard. After coming down, we walked around near the tower. We were hungry, so the teachers gave us money for food. We found a nice place to eat. I tried some French fries in Paris!

We walked on a famous street called Champs-Élysées. It was a long street with lots of shops and cafes. We went into some shops and looked at the things they sold. I bought a small Eiffel Tower keychain as a souvenir.

In the evening, we went to a restaurant for dinner. The food was delicious. I tried some new French dishes. I liked the dessert the best. Then, we went to our hotel. It was a big hotel with nice rooms. The beds were very comfortable. I shared a room with my best friend, and we talked late into the night.

The next morning, after breakfast at the hotel, we visited the Louvre Museum. It’s a huge museum with so many paintings and statues. We saw the Mona Lisa. It was smaller than I thought but still cool. We also saw a famous statue called Venus. It’s very old and missing its arms. Our teacher told us about the history of these artworks. I learned a lot about art and history.

After the museum, we had some free time. We walked around Paris, seeing the streets and buildings. It was nice to see the city life. Then, we went back to the train station. We bought some snacks for the trip back to Geneva. I got some chocolate and a sandwich.

This trip to Paris was very special. I had so much fun and learned a lot about French culture and history. I want to thank my school and the teachers for organizing this trip. It was an experience I will always remember. Paris is a beautiful city, and I hope to visit again one day.

CDL’s Olympus Boarders Unite for a Weekend of Sports and Charity

Last weekend, the Olympus boarders of CDL embarked on an exhilarating adventure filled with camaraderie and sporting prowess. Amidst the set of weekend activities ranging from the intensity of Tennis, Handball and Boxing to the adrenaline rush of skiing with the Ski Club, and the serene yet challenging practice of Pilates, there was something for every enthusiast. However, the highlight undoubtedly was the Football 4 All charity tournament for Tanzania, where skills met compassion in a spirited display of sportsmanship.

Great weekend of fun and adventure!

This weekend our boarders once again engaged in their favorite activities as well as new ones they wanted to explore. Climbing, Cooking, Horse Riding, and an adventure to an escape room. Some lucky ones were even signed up for the trip to Paris where they had a wonderful time.

This weekend the boarding community also held a march in support of International Women’s Day which was on Friday the 8th of March.

A Thrilling Weekend Unfolds at CDL

In a whirlwind of excitement, the Olympus Boarders embarked on an unforgettable weekend at CDL, where exhilarating activities awaited their eager participation. From the high intensity of boxing to the skill of tennis, and the challenges of handball, climbing, and skiing, there was something to captivate every adventurous spirit. This weekend was also the opportunity for our Boarders to visit the Geneva International Motor Show, one of Europe’s most important car shows. As they embraced the thrill of each endeavour, the students forged unforgettable memories while having yet another entertaining weekend at CDL.

February Fun in Finland

The students are back from their holidays and have shared with us their wonderful stories from home and their travels.

We also had a group of students visiting Rovaniemi in Finland. The group embarked on a captivating journey through Rovaniemi, beginning with a visit to the enchanting Santa Claus Village inside the Arctic Circle. Their adventures also led them to natural ice skating and a playful snow park, enhancing their experience with the charm of Arctic winter activities. The highlight was a breathtaking dog sledging adventure across a frozen lake, led by enthusiastic Alaskan and Siberian huskies, followed by a warming session in a traditional teepee. Additionally, an educational visit to the Ranua Arctic Wildlife Park offered a glimpse into the lives of Arctic animals, including the polar bear, enriching their understanding of Arctic biodiversity. The trip concluded with a snowshoe walking adventure through a pristine forest, providing a delightful end to their Arctic exploration, filled with laughter and unforgettable memories.