Today we celebrated our diverse community here at CDL with International Day!
As a result of world events, this is the first time in a few years that we have been able to hold this event, and the return was a resounding success.
By the time I managed to get to the Chinese and Japanese food stalls, organized in part by some of our Leman 1 students, they had been completely sold out!
If only Weihao was as good at League as he was at running the Chinese food stall!
Masanobu, Aoto and Taichi grinding out some shaved ice. Yoku Yatta!
Don’t fooled, Shintaro is having the time of his life!
This evening, Leman 1 and Leman 2 barbecued together to celebrate the birthday of our dear Mr. Antonio from Leman 2!
Mr. Rogerio and the suspiciously ever youthful Mr. Antonio grilling up a storm…does anyone have any garlic?
Invading their oh-so-delicious space.
Henry digging in with abandon
This morning, Ablai once again joined Mr. Joe from Olympus for a 5km run. He was fairly tired already and it was a blisteringly hot day, but he pushed on.
We would like to commend him for his perseverance and tenacity!
Good job Ablai, we’re proud of you!
This sunny Sunday afternoon, a bunch of our 10th graders headed to the Golf de la Vieille-Bâtie and spent the afternoon on the course.
Carlos checking if Amirhossein is real, while Amir tees up.
Carlos baffled by Baudelio’s existence as well.
It is International Dinner Night ladies and gentleman!
This balmy Wednesday evening we had the opportunity to enjoy some food generously provided by Chef Marie-Noelle from Le Chef Dodo.
This evening, during our Boarding Assembly, Ablai played Claire de Lune by Debussy.
And what an excellent job he did! He has practiced diligently for days and it showed!
Look at that smile!
On this day, the Fourth of May,
Leman Old Glories came to play,
With Leman 1, to see who would stay,
In our Boarding Football Tournament!
The Leman Old Glories (plus Chihana!)
Keep your friends close….
After an arduous game in the rain and a tight first half, Leman 1 came out ahead with a score of 6 – 3!
Happy Birthday Ablaikhan!
We wish you a life full of success and happiness!
This evening was the first round of our Boarding Ping-Pong Tournament.
Amirhossein represented Leman 1 in the first round and went up against Herman from Concha.
Ramadan is over, and our own Amirhossein is celebrating the end of his 30 days and 30 nights fast by enjoying a meal with his friends.
Nadim got a pizza too!
We ordered some Iranian kebabs, rice and drinks to make him feel more at home.
Today our boys joined the Community Service group and helped keep our campus clean and beautiful.
The Crew (minus Karim), bellies full from brunch and ready to go. Especially Dias!
Carlos and Tima, doing their part.
Karim, looking dapper as always.
Alan, Ablai and Shintaro spent a beautiful morning at the Geneva Golf Academy in Collex-Bossy to fire off a few rounds on the driving range.
Alan, giving it a whack.
Ablai, working on his form.
Shin (left) keeping his eyes on the prize.
The boys getting some pointers.
Weihao, Henry and Kosei went to play a few rounds of badminton with our own Mr. Max this morning, helping him to get his step count in!
Mr. Max vs Henry
Weihao vs Kosei
Today, Ablai, along with some of our other students, went for a brisk 4km run in the morning sun with Mr. Roger from Leman 2.
Ablaikhan, chasing the sun.
Spring colors in the fields behind CDL.
On this day in the year 2022, we celebrated the birth of our dear Alan!
To his health, wealth and happiness!
A healthy bite, helped by his roommate Ilian
Look at that happy smile!
Yesterday, Shintaro participated in the SGIS golf Tournament in the sunny mountains of Aigle, just up the road from Montreux.
Shintaro putting away
Driving down the range
Saturday morning, Junqi, Amirhossein and Henry went to Cooking club and made some lovely giant profiteroles.
Big anticipatory smiles.
Well now, would you look at that…
Three of our boys spent some time today picking up litter along the canal path that runs behind CDL.
Karim geared up with THE CLAW and Rapha equipped with quite the disapproving look.
Rapha, THE CLAW and Dias.
Good work boys.
Saturday morning, we broke out the griddle and made ourselves some pancakes, with blueberries and white chocolate toppings.
Karim’s pancake waiting dance
The look when it’s taking too long…and when he finds out that sharing is caring.
The pancake aroma wafted out our windows and caught the attention of Aryan, one of the Concha boys.
More denizens of CDL called to Leman 1 by the aroma. Mr. Jakob from Olympus and Rakaan from Leman 2 joined us in our feast of the cakes of pan.
If there’s anything that 5 people (including myself) of varying ages and backgrounds can agree on, it’s that pancakes are delicious.
Our resident prefect Iman spent Saturday morning brushing up on his tennis skills alongside his fellow Persian Aryan.
Aryan, that’s not a tennis ball…
Tonight, in the second match of the new season of the Boarding Football Cup, Leman 1 went up against the staff team, Leman Old Glories.
The Leman Old Glories, ready to go
Peak behind the curtain, this is how history is made.
In an intense match, made more interesting by the pouring rain, Leman 1 came out on top and won 5-3!
Both teams, post game, enjoying the rain
We are very proud of the boys and are looking forward to the rematch!
Let’s get the year started!
Hope you all have a comfortable journey and we’re looking forward to seeing you.
A big group of Leman 1 boys braved the crowds and went to the Geneva International Motor Show today.