Yesterday we had another house meeting in which we discussed we rounded off the first wellbeing pillar. During the housemeeting we learned about stress. Through a video we learned what stress is. After the video we discussed things that can cause stress, such as not understanding, schoolwork and pressure. After discovering what gave us stress the children listed things that can help then manage stress: reading, doing exercise, watching TV, drawing… That last one we put into practice when doing a drawing meditation. We listened as someone guided us through connecting pen with paper and our bodies with our minds. The perfect end to our evening.
Watch a short video here!
Furthermore we selected our first primary House Captain. Matvei has been chosen as our House Captain due to his good behaviour, kindness, homework ethic and being responsible and joyful.
During this pillar, one of the things we’re most proud of the children for is the great week we just had. It was our ”No screens before bed week” The children chose activities they would like to do instead of watching an episode of a cartoon before bed. We put these options in a hat and picked one out every evening.
On Monday we all did some reading from our lovely home library in Champs des Bois, Tuesday we had a board-games night and all played a wonderful memory game together, Wednesday we had social hour on campus with the other Boarding Houses, Thursday the children went for another social hour in the evening and on Friday we set up a ”skateboard shop”. We helped Liam strip down old skateboards that we have now painted as pieces of artwork, Liam plans to sell these artistic boards to raise money for charity. Well done to all of you!
After talking about healthy food and good sleep, in this weeks wellbeing session we talked about screen time before bed. We talked about the effects of screen time on our physical and mental health. Because of these effects we decided to not watch TV anymore for an entire week. There were screams of shock in the house when we announced this, but the children came up with some nice alternatives for the evenings. Next week we will paint, play hide and seek, boardgames etc. instead of watching TV.
Today after school Mikaela and Zhiyu’s Grade 4 teacher Miss Cooper came round the house to visit us. Miss Cooper was super helpful with the children’s homework and was impressed when the children showed off their bedrooms, the house and the big garden!
Thank you for coming round to spend some time with!
Today Zhiyu and Liam were visiting the beautiful city of Lausanne. They took advantage of this excursion to share some unforgettable moments of real friendship.