Welcome Teachers

This afternoon we had a pleasure of welcoming some of our teachers into Léman 1 so they could visit their students in their Boarding House. We welcomed them onto our terrace where we indulged in some treats and many discussions regarding the boys and the House. It was a great opportunity for the teachers to gain more of an idea of what the life of a boarder is all about and get know the boys on a more personal level.

 

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds – Week 3

We are now entering the third week of the first Pillar of our wellbeing programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.

One of the takeaway points from this pillar is “How important is sleep?”. We find it a crucial topic for the students to explore when discovering how to take care of themselves and how they can maintain a healthy body and mind.

During our Boarding House assemblies this week, we will be talking to the students about The effects of screen time before sleeping’.

Using phones, or any screens for that matter, before you go to sleep has an effect on your health and subsequently your wellbeing. Scrolling through your phone or watching something on your laptop at bedtime can keep your mind psychologically engaged, preventing your brain from switching off effectively at the end of the day. The blue light that comes off the screens reduces the melatonin levels in your body. Melatonin is the hormone within the body that controls your sleep cycles. It is also possible that scrolling and watching can trigger emotions within your brain that will delay your sleep and can lead to you lying awake reflecting on those emotions. We would like to outline the importance of sleep to our students so that they are fully prepared and they give themselves the best opportunity possible to achieve their full potential – in all aspects of their lives. Allowing the brain the sufficient amount of time to rest and recover means we give ourselves the best chance to having a healthy mind, and a healthy body.

Léman 5 – 5 Concha

This week, we had the first match of our annual Boarding Football Tournament. Congratulations to all boys from the Léman and Concha Boarding Houses who played fantastically. Every single student on the pitch showed determination, sportsmanship and quality. It was a great start to a great competition. These types of activities that we can do as a group outline the importance of the messages given to the boys through Pillar 1 of our Wellbeing Programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.

 

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds – Week 2

We are now entering the second week of the first Pillar of our wellbeing programme – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds.

One of the takeaway points from this pillar is “How important is sleep?”. We find it a crucial topic for the students to explore when discovering how to take care of themselves and how they can maintain a healthy body and mind.

During our Boarding House assemblies this week, we will be talking to the students about the effects that can be caused from lack of sleep, and how it can impact many areas of our lives.

Lack of sleep reduces focus and it will make it more difficult for student’s to learn. Studies have shown that poor quality sleep, or not enough sleep, can lead poor organisational skills, a decrease in mood or behaviour, reduced attention span and even memory loss. We would like to outline the importance of sleep to our students so that they are fully prepared and they give themselves the best opportunity possible to achieve their full potential – in all aspects of their lives. Allowing the brain the sufficient amount of time to rest and recover means we give ourselves the best chance to succeed.

Also throughout this pillar, we are running a Daily Fitness Challenge across our Boarding Community. This is to encourage our students to get active, have fun and take their minds off things that may be causing them stress. The participation, competitiveness and enthusiasm the students have shown so far has been fantastic and we hope to see this continue throughout September with even more students taking part. Please find some photos below from the challenge so far…..

Weekend Activities with the Leman 1 boys

We have had fantastic weather here in Geneva for the first full weekend of the academic year. Our students have had the opportunity to join some amazing activities including forest walk, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, golf, horse riding, photography and more! There was even a boat trip into Geneva organised for some of our new students to show them sights, they all enjoyed it very much. It is safe today we took full advantage of the incredible lake and beautiful forest that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep!

 

Wellbeing Pillar 1 – Nurturing Healthy Bodies and Minds

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 be happy and healthy. This pillar we can split into two parts:
Healthy Mind
This 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. 
Healthy body
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 our 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:

  1. How can we use our hobbies to de-stress?
  2. Why is sleep is important?