Fun and Rainy Weekend

This weekend the rain decided to stay but nothing stopped our Leman boys from joining activities and making the most of these days. Golf, Running, Cooking and Tennis were just but a few of many Activites happening around Campus … have a look at the great pictures from this weekend:

 

Sounds of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

 

This evening 5 of our students had the opportunity to resume the day listening to one of Europes finest Orchestras – The Munich Philharmonic. The experience was a success and all left the Concert Hall inspired and impressed by the impact of a porwerful and emotional program.

The Concert started with Antoni Dvorak’s Carnival Overture Op.92, which brought an impressive starting energy culminating in a striking finale with the Brass section filling the room with pomposity.

Before the interval, we had Pianist Anastasia Voltchok Perform the Ravel Concerto in G Major. As custom with Ravel’s style of composition, we could hear the Pianist bring out the various depths of emotion underneath the sparking Rhythms and contraponctual textures. The second mouvement of this Concerto, the Adagio, a true mastery of touching composition …

In 1827 Hector Berlioz saw a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and this moment changed his life. He met for the first time Actress Harriet Smithson and was swept off his feet. The Symphony Fantastique of 1830 was the last piece of the night, and has been regarded as a personal autobiography of Berlioz, about an artist who is madly in love with a woman who does not know he exists. For this reason, there was no emotion unexplored by the grand orchestra and conductor Lahav Shani was able to bring these moments out with clarity and passion.

An unforgetable night a the Rosey Concert Hall !

Soccer Championship / Boarding Edition

This evening we had a football match which starred many of our Leman boys but also with special guest players from Old Portena (Chihana) and Villa Terray (Dalaa) – A huge thank you for them joining our Team !!!!.

– AC Leman (4) vs Monkey Squad (0).

Both teams fought really hard for the win and the game was full of emotion. A great evening with no doubt!

 

 

Community Service

On this sunny and fresh Sunday morning, two of our leman students participated in the community service activity. This involved walking around the campus and surrounding area ensuring that it is free from litter. Well done boys!

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

We are now approaching the third week of delivering the first pillar of our wellbeing programme in our Boarding Houses – ‘Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds’. 

Throughout this pillar we will be ensuring our students understand the importance of taking care of our bodies and our minds in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be highlighting sport participation, sleeping patterns, nutrition and relaxation methods, as sub topics. With the students, we will discuss and discover how all these could play a key role in maintaining a healthy balance.

This week we will be asking the students how a healthy balanced diet can help with sports performance, as well as academic performance, brain development and growth. We will show the videos below to the students.

Timur and Antoni are the student wellbeing advocates for our Boarding House and they will be presenting in our wellbeing session again this week. They will be sharing their experiences and answering a range of questions regarding the importance of good nutrition for sports and everyday life.

Here our some recent photos of some healthy dishes that we have served to our students in the Dining room. Please feel free to visit the Dining at CDL Blog Page following this link: https://blogs.cdl.ch/diningatcdl/

Mountain Weekend – Verbier and La Tzoumaz

This weekend all our boys got the opportunity to enjoy the Mountain fresh air of Verbier and La Tzoumaz. There were a big diversity of activities and fun games planned for everyone and they enjoyed the time away with their friends.

We captured a few moments of these activities so have a look at them in action:

 

Jeune Genevois

Jeune Genevois means a bank holiday, which equals to “day with no classes”, which equals to day trip to Lausanne since all shops and venues are closed in Geneva.

A big group of boarders took advantage of this to visit the city, enjoy the views, do some shopping and relax in this beautiful city on the north shore of the Lake.

Tomorrow we will be heading to the mountains… more news will follow 🙂

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

It is that time of year again when we launch the first pillar of our wellbeing programme in the Boarding Houses – ‘Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds’. 

Throughout this pillar we will be ensuring our students understand the importance of taking care of our bodies and our minds in our day to day lives. Furthermore, we will be highlighting sport participation, sleeping patterns, nutrition and relaxation methods, as sub topics. With the students, we will discuss and discover how all these could play a key role in maintaining a healthy balance.

This week we will be asking the students how different sports or creative activities can help them with both their physical and mental health.

Timur and Antoni will be presenting in our wellbeing session this week to talk about the sports they do, why they participate in sport, how they feel afterwards, and the physical and mental benefits they experience after exercise.

 

Reading Roi

Roi wants to improve his English and he wants to do it quickly. Therefore, in the evening Roi always comes to us, before bed time and together we do some reading. We help Roi understanding what he is reading and he is making quick progress.

This evening, Roi brought a new book… Johnny English, the secret agent that became famous thanks to actor Rowan Atkinson.

If the book is as funny as the movie we are gonna have some good laughs 🙂

Weekend Activities

The Léman boys taking full advantage of the weekend activities on offer.

Roi enjoying tennis in our tennis dome.

Zitian capturing rain effects around campus.

Antoni, Asiimwe and Rakann enjoying the morning with Mr Rob at running club.

Teodoro and Jinde cooking up some tasty treats.

Welcome to Leman

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

We would like to welcome each of you to the great start of the 2022-2023 Academic School Year in College du Leman !! 

These last few days have been filled with a lot of joy and excitement from new and returning students. In a blink of an eye all students started to meet and socialize with each other with walks to the lake, visiting the Chocolate Factory Favarger, playing basket and football, exploring campus and within many other activities during the weekend. Have a look at some freshly baked pictures taken during these days:

A very warm welcome from the LEMAN FAMILY !!! 

Summer Time!

What a year it has been! Good work everyone.

To our Graduates and leaving students, we will miss you and remember you fondly.

To our returning students, we will miss you as well…but see you next year!

See you in August!

Onto Pastures New!

Yesterday we had the 2022 graduation ceremony in Geneva. Our Grade 12 students have officially graduated from Collège du Léman. We are incredibly proud of all our Léman 1 boys who graduated yesterday. We will miss them dearly and we wish them all the very best for their next adventure…. University!

Sliding Into The Summer Holidays

To round off an amazing year of hard work and incredible activities, we had our annual end of year event in our wonderful Concha garden this afternoon. The sun was shining and all our Boarding students had a lot of fun. A complete afternoon with swimming and ice creams!!

Samedi Du Partage!

Our Boarding students helped out in Samedi Du Partage Today.

Samedi Du Partage is a great initiative for the less fortunate who cannot get access to basic provisions. Our students explained to local shoppers the goal of this organisation. As you can see below our very own Leman 1 students, holding the iconic pink bag with Titeuf on it and loading all the goods into crates.

We are proud of our boys’ hard work and showing the true colours of our School by helping our community and others.

Shot In The Dark.

After a rainy day, the boys took advantage of the calmer evening weather and went out onto the astroturf to play some football.

As it’s Sunday, they also had to play and communicate fairly quietly, which was definitely a challenging experience.

As you can see, visibility was less than ideal.

So dark goalkeeper Dias couldn’t find the goal.

Karim, Dias, Timur, HHECtor, Iman and Mark after leaving the goal in the dryer for a bit too long.