Special day to Amir today. Turning 17 is a landmark and after celebrating with his friends, he got the traditional chocolate cake.
Lots of things to celebrate in his life. He is our Head Boy, Piano magician, brilliant in academics… and a source of energy and joy on a daily basis.
We can only wish for him to continue like this.
Happy Birthday Amir. We wish you lots of joy.
This afternoon, some of the Léman boys contributed to an initiative to help keep our local community free from litter. We really appreciate their kindness and their enthusiasm to help.
Dmytry, our guitar hero, turned 17 today and after a nice meal out, we gathered his closest friends for a mini celebration in the House.
Chocolate cake and good moments were part of the celebration.
We wish you the best Dmitry 🙂
Bits of French culture… and autumn weather 🙂
Last week, our student Wellbeing Advocates introduced the Sleep Challenge to all the other students in Léman Boarding House, as part of the first Wellbeing Pillar. The aim of this challenge was to highlight the importance, as well as the benefits, of a good nights sleep in our everyday lives.
One of our senior students, Jinwoo in Grade 12, wrote some feedback about how he felt after participating in the challenge. Here’s what he said:
“Hi, this is my personal feedback for the well-being challenge. The most effective method for me to improve my sleep quality was by not being in front of the screen for 30 minutes prior to sleep. In my experience, the more time away from screen the better I felt throughout the day. However, considering the fact that I usually have to do the schoolwork until late (with laptop), 30 minutes is a reasonable time in my opinion. Meditation helped me as well. I’ve always done it occasionally throughout the day but I discover that it also improved the quality of my sleep. I didn’t try warm milk before bed because I have to brush my teeth afterwards which would wake me up anyway. Stretching didn’t help me with sleep for me personally because it woke me up due to the pain”.
It’s great to have visitors in the House, particularly if the visitors are the High School teachers who came to the House to visit the new Léman facilities and share some pleasant moments with our boarders in a relaxed and classroom free atmosphere 🙂
This initiative always produces good results as it allows teachers to see the boarders “at home” while the students get to see more the person, than the teacher they have in the classroom.
Here are some snapshots of these good moments.
Stefan, passionate about photography and aviation. In his free time Stefan loves to visit the airport and photograph airplanes, landing, taking off or taxiing…
A lot of talent indeed. We are looking for more photos and wonderful views.
A huge thank you to our two student wellbeing advocates – Marcelo and Aijuka
This evening they delivered a session to the rest of the students in Léman, focusing on how a healthy sleep routine will benefit us in our everyday lives.
A crucial part of this pillar will be to help the students by providing them with tools to get a better quality of sleep. A good sleeping routine has been proven to have a positive impact on one’s overall well-being.
We have challenged our students to participate in the ‘Sleep Better Challenge’, and they should try to achieve at least one of the 5 tips listed.
Yesterday evening saw the first match of our annual Boarding Basketball Tournament.
Léman vs Olympus
Well done, boys!!
The first days in a new school are always a little intimidating but thanks to the induction days, everybody is now more familiar with the new place, new faces and new challenges.
Attached some pictures of the Escape Room activity which helped “breaking the ice” among everyone. The smiles on the faces vouch for the success of this initiative.
Welcome back everyone
So, we have reached the end of an amazing year.
We would like to say a huge well done to ALL the boys who have been part of the Léman family this year; for their achievements, their hard work and for overcoming any obstacles they have faced.
We are already looking forward to our students coming back for the 23/24 academic year, as well as welcoming some new additions into our Boarding community. We hope you all enjoy your holidays with your loved ones. Be safe and have fun.
All the best,
Happy Birthday Aydan.
Despite the packing for the holidays, we would not miss the opportunity to share the cake and celebrate with you.
We wish you the best… and a lovely summer 😉
An afternoon of science, astronomy and radioastronomy for Seyed who joined the visit to the Astronomic Observatory of Geneva. There we could know a little more about the science of space, how we look at it and how we study it. It’s a complex activity, relying a lot on technology and there is so much to unveil that what we know is so little still… But progress is on track and we are making major steps and breakthroughs almost every day.
A good, different outing for Seyed this afternoon
The World Bicycle Relief is an action who aims at supporting underprivileged children in Africa who walk long distances only to attend school. All the fundraising is used to supply bikes to many of these children so they can make their way to and from school easier.
Coach Jamie set the challenge to Mr Rob, who mobilized many of his colleagues and Léman students to participate in a challenge. A 10 x 5Kms run, in relays vs a bike ride around the lake ( roughly 175Kms ). The first team to complete the challenge wins the bikers vs runners cup 🙂 Mr Rob, on his bike, was accompanying the runners for support.
The two teams: Riders vs Mr Rob and Antoni, just before the start of the challenge… and the cup.
Amirhossein celebrating with Mr Rob the end of their relay under the hot sun.
Mr Rob encouraging Teo for another relay of 5kms.
Teo, in full effort
Roi and Mr Rob… team spirit
… after the effort, a shade does wonders to Roi 🙂
The runners from Léman house were: Antoni, Ablai, Martin, Amirhossein, Teo and Roi. Well done for their effort and competitive spirit… and the runners won the challenge !!!
World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is a wonderful charity that gives bikes to thousands of students in the developing world. These bikes make their daily commute more practicable and as such reduce absenteeism and improve lives forever!
We have challenged our boarders and staff to run a week’s worth of commuting to school for the average recipient of a WBR bike. In the time they take to do this as a relay team, we thought we could cycle all the way around Lac Léman (170 km) first.
Turns out the runners won!! Great fun for a good cause and we have to say a big thank you and praise our boys Antoni, Ablai, Martin, Amirhossein, Teodoro and Roi. Also a big thank you to Mr Rob who accompanied each and everyone of our runners to ensure they had a safe and motivated run. Take a look at our champions: