This evening, we had our third meditation session of the term, and the boys found it very useful. We did a body scan which really allowed the boys to settle down before bed.
This evening, with the help of Loris, Erik, Manuel, and Antonio, we had our first House Dinner of the 2021/22 academic year.
The boys helped the House Parents prepare two delicious pasta dishes, using fresh and local ingredients. Antonio also prepared bruschetta and Loris prepared salads.
For dessert, the boys enjoyed a well-deserved ice cream.
This meal was a big part of educating the boys about the importance of a healthy body, and healthy minds. It was fantastic to see them enjoying the meal as a family at home, laughing and joking throughout, but also seeing how satisfying it was to eat something they had planned and prepared.
Also, thank you to Mr Usher and Mr Salva for coming to visit us in the Boarding House!
BRAVI TUTTI! 🇮🇹
This evening, we arrived in Leysin, had dinner and then participated in some fun activities in the hotel. Tomorrow, the boys will go mountain biking and orienteering.
Welcome to the first pillar of our Wellbeing Programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.
If we don’t look after ourselves in healthy ways, other areas of our lives can be negatively impacted. Our aim with the wellbeing programme, is to introduce a balance to our lives, to help us to reach our full potential and most of all are happy and healthy. This pillar we can split into two parts:
This is how we relax, switch off, de-stress, and deal with the pressures of school and everyday life. I would like to encourage our students to use their free time positively and use something they are interested in as a form of relaxation. This could include anything from sports, music, reading, walking, or art.
This is all about keeping fit and healthy, as well as what food we put into our bodies. Our students are able to achieve this achieve through the wide range of sports, activities, and clubs that we have available for them.
There are 2 points I want our students to come away from this pillar with, and I want our students to think about how we can factor in these 2 points into our everyday lives:
- How can we use our hobbies to de-stress?
- Why is sleep is important?
Mr. Nathan took some of the boys into the woods over the weekend, and they had a great time. After a long and stressful first week at school, there is nothing more refreshing and positive than getting out into nature with your friends and enjoying the fresh air.
Well done boys!
On Saturday, the Boarding Community took a trip to Geneva where they experience the beautiful sites of Lake Geneva. The Boat Trip was extremely exciting for everyone, and they loved being outside in the fresh air with their friends, taking in the stunning views.
We have several keen chess players in Concha Blanca, and this weekend, Herman and Manuel had a great time challenging each other on the chess board. After a long and tiring weekend of sporting activities and trips, it was great to see the boys winding down and relaxing before school starts again on Monday.
Mr. Rob, who used to be a House Parent in Concha Blanca, took a group of students on a walk in the woods in Versoix this weekend. Masafumi and Louis were keen to see the countryside surrounding the school, and they were not disappointed. The walk was around 7km in total, and it gave them a chance to connect with nature, and have a good time with new friends.