Confidence in meeting new people

This week we had our second session discussing an important topic within our third pillar of wellbeing – Building Positive Friendships.

We wanted to share this particular video to our students as it had some very important points and ways in which you can enhance your social skills. Please watch the video and take a look at the summary below of the important messages within the video.

  1. It is absolutely fine to be an introvert and this can have many positive outcomes. However, communication and social skills are something we all come across each day, whether it is at school or in the workplace, and are very important.
  2. Join a club and meet people who share similar interests to you.
  3. Don’t be scared to make a fool yourself. Be an individual and don’t shy away from who you are. Have your own opinions. People have great respect for this and this will make things easier to start up conversations.
  4. Talk to people you don’t know – whether they are in your class and you do not know them very well or you have never spoken to them before. Good things can come from this, great friendships can start from a simple ‘hello’ and you can really make a difference to someone’s life by being friendly and open.

Next week, the students will be sharing their experiences from the week where they have stepped out of their comfort zone, spoken to somebody new and done a nice thing for somebody.

Cdl Basketball Tournament – Well done Max!!

Over the weekend, College du Leman hosted a Basketball Tournament which saw schools travel from all over Switzerland to compete.

Leman 2’s very own Maxim represented the school and played in many matches over the weekend. Max scored many points for his team, he played excellently and demonstrated tremendous sportsmanship in every game. Well done Max.


Our Well-Being topic for the next weeks will be Building Positive Relationships.

What is friendship?

How do you become friends with another person?

What do we need from our friends?

How do you act when you are introduced to someone new?

What is unique about CDL and the friendships you can make?


In all fairness, it was a very pleasant session. The boys spoke from their hearts and they acknowledged how important their friends are to them. A friend is someone we trust ( this word came out as the main asset in a friendship ), we can rely on, we share things with and we care about.

In terms of social skills, we discussed how these help understanding other people and what an important tool those are in for their lives.

The international feature of CDL is highly appreciated, it creates global links that can last a lifetime. It was nice to see the boys speaking about such an important element of our lives and in the end, we all agreed that we all need each other 🙂