Saturday Activities

The children had lots of fun participating in their activities today. The super climbers reached new heights, the arts and crafters learned how to crochet and Matvei showed off his skills in volleyball. We are proud of all of them for wanting to continue learning and improving !

Back to the Jurassic Times

Today our little boarders had the amazing and exceptional chance to visit a Dinosaure exposition in Geneva.  Full of gigantic reproductions of T-Rex, little rubber stegosaurus or Human size plastic Dino Eggs, this exposition didn’t let anyone insensitive. Definitely, a visit that they will remember for at least 65 million years.

Vertical Limit

Firdavs discovered climbing in October when he joined our boarding community. Since then he has really appreciated practising this sport with his friends on Saturdays. Concentration, precision and analysis are the main skills you need to reach the top, what he does brilliantly.

Jeu, Set & Match

This Saturday the two young brothers Louis and Eason played Tennis with their mates. they stayed for almost 3 hours doing their best and pushing each other to the edge of the field. Their brotherhood shared on the court, was a good example to others students, it was a demonstration of support and care. The spirit of true champions.

Saturday Experience: Cooking Workshop

Each Saturday morning, our young Boarders have the chance to try new activities and develop their skills in different domains:

Liam & Nicholas tried the cooking workshop; and prepared a delicious Spanish dish: Tortilla de patata a unique mix of vegetables, spices, eggs and potatoes.

Wow! What a Weekend!

We have had an awesome time together in Crans Montana with our young boarders. So many new experiences for the children, some of them skiing for the first time, or going snowtubing together with friends. We were lucky enough to be in a Chalet with our Junior Boarding Team, where we spent a lot of time playing board games together and messing around in the snow! Our Champs des Bois Superheroes were extremely well-behaved and we are incredibly proud of them! Well done little ones!

Let’s Talk about Boundaries in our Friendships

Our Wellbeing topic is about creating positive friendships and an important key for this is knowing how to respect your friend’s boundaries and have them respect yours. Liam was very enthusiastic with this topic and took the lead in hosting this session by himself. Okay, I helped him a bit to come up with some more questions but the idea was totally his! He managed to deliver these questions well and got some great answers from his housemates. Liam was even following up with them after listening to each of their answers carefully.

Here are some of the questions asked:

  • Are you a good friend? Why do you think so?
  • How do you feel when your friend has a bad temper?
  • Do you have a friend that you can tell a secret to and you won’t be worried they would tell others?
  • How would you feel if your friend always planned everything and didn’t listen to what you wanted?
  • How do your friends make you feel?
  • Do your friends respect your feelings?

Thank to all of our little ones for taking part and performing some role-play theatricals for others to have a visual example and thank you for speaking so honestly about yourselves and your friends!

Best Room Champions!

The Best Room Trophy of Champs des Bois has been given to Nicholas and Firdavs this week. The young roommates manage to keep the wardrobes tidy with nice, neatly folded clothes, they remember to make their beds every morning and do not leave toys laying around on the floor. Firdavs and Nicholas have also been well behaved in the evening, doing their night-time routine properly and without having to be asked, remembering to stay quiet during calm down time and switching their lamps off at lights out.

Well done boys, you deserve it!

Wellbeing Pillar 3

Tonight in our family meeting we spoke about our new Wellbeing Pillar – Building Positive Relationships.

We spoke about our own experiences and friends that we consider to be good friends and also about the friends that may not be best to hang out with. After watching a few videos explaining a bit more this important topic it was nice to hear about how our little ones already know so much about choosing good friendships.