Wednesday night was full of Christmas cheer as students and staff alike performed magnificently and sang Christmas songs for the boarding community. Congratulations to all the students who took part in it.
This Wednesday we had 5 of our boarders take part and represent the school in the inaugural match versus our sister school Champittet where the boys had a chance to meet and get to know the students of the other school.
It was a hard-fought match and with a score of 5:5 we made it to penalties. Champittet did come out triumphant with a 5:4 in penalties but our team performed incredibly well. The boys fought hard and fair and we (both teams) are eager to have round 2 on the CDL field.
The match still left both sides full of smiles.
The CDL House Competition heated up this weekend with the fantastic Great Bake Off! Boarders from all houses showcased their amazing talents in creating delicious treats. Our Olympus Boarders baked an amazing Brazilian Carrot Cake with Chocolate Glaze, the kitchen was filled with mouth-watering aromas. Judges had a tough time deciding the winners, as each treat was as delightful as the next. Finally, our creative Olympus team arrived in third place, impressing the judges with their cake. It was a fun-filled event where everyone got to taste incredible baked goodies and celebrate the wonderful baking skills of the CDL community.
Within the vibrant halls of CDL, an entertaining week unfolded, igniting a blaze of excitement and camaraderie among the Olympus Boarders. From calm stretching sessions to the adrenaline-fueled handball matches, the campus echoed with cheers and laughter. Cross-country runs through scenic trails tested endurance, while the climbing wall challenged fears and inspired courage. The Ice Hockey game united the boarders in roaring support, and the Great Bake-Off stirred up a storm of creativity and teamwork for the House competition.
Once again, Thanksgiving has graced us with its presence, and we gathered to celebrate this cherished occasion. Gratitude fills our hearts for the life we’ve built here, the wonderful friends who surround us, and the unique boarding family we’ve forged. Our Thanksgiving was nothing short of delightful, filled with the savory delights of turkey, potatoes, and a delectable array of pies.
Today, as we bask in the spirit of this special day, let us take a moment for introspection and a deep appreciation for the blessings we hold dear.
The Tuesday Boarding Basketball match between Olympus and Leman was a delightful clash of skills and sportsmanship. The game brimmed with energy as both teams showcased their talent and dedication on the court. In the end, Olympus emerged as the victors, treating spectators to an entertaining and enjoyable match filled with impressive plays and teamwork.
The Olympus boarders at CDL had an exhilarating and joyous weekend, packed with an array of lively activities that embraced the festive and caring spirit. From delving into historical anecdotes at the History Club to scaling new heights through climbing adventures, they could also participate in energizing explorations at the Grand Christmas Park. One of the other highlights, undoubtedly, was the heart-warming involvement in the Gift Box Appeal, spreading cheer and kindness. Their shared experiences not only fostered camaraderie but also instilled a sense of community and empathy, marking the weekend as a cherished memory in their year together.
Today we did the wrapping for our Gift Box Appeal. The boarding community donated money for us to be able to buy the items needed and a group of boarders gave up their time to pack the boxes and write personalised messages. This is always an annual highlight of students coming together for a good cause to share their love and support for others. We were happy to be represented in Olympus by Nikolai, David and Artem.
@thatboardingvibe CDL Gift Box Appeal!!! #thatboardingvibe #giftboxappeal #giftwrapping #giftbox #giving #shoeboxappeal #cdl ♬ Christmas Is Coming – DM Production
On Thursday we had another great night because we had the chance to enjoy a mouthwatering feast within our boarding house that managed to tantalize our taste buds. From appetizers to desserts, we’ve got it all covered. Plus, a warm and cozy atmosphere that made everyone feel right at home.
This dinner isn’t just about the food; it’s about spending quality time together. We managed to catch up, share stories, and create beautiful memories. Everyone enjoyed the good company and made this evening unforgettable.
As for the culinary delights, we savored mouthwatering paellas with tender chicken, zesty pico de Gallo, and some bread. To top it all off, our taste buds were treated to the delightful sweetness of crepes and orange cupcakes for dessert. It was a culinary journey that left us all wanting more.
The Olympus Boarders had an electrifying weekend at Europa Park, revelling in an adventure-filled escape alongside their fellow school boarders. From the breath-taking heights of the Silver Star coaster to the enchanting Fairy Tale Forest, they encountered a diverse range of attractions, creating an atmosphere of laughter during their time at the park. Sharing experiences on rides like the Eurosat – CanCan Coaster or the Blue Fire Coaster their collective joy was palpable. As the weekend went on, the group found a shared sense of thrill and camaraderie, leaving the park with cherished memories and strengthened bonds—a testament to the joy found in shared adventures among the school’s boarders.