Charity Bike Ride and Recent activities

190432This has been one of the busiest weeks in CDL so far, especially considering the fact that school is on the verge of coming to an end. Recently the tutors from the Leman boarding house have achieved a big win for their fundraiser; they managed to get 2000 euros in donations in just under a week! If you are not aware of the event, House Parents Mr Tom, Mr Ricardo and Mr Morgan are cycling 900km in six days from Geneve to Barcelona to raise 4,000 euros to buy a new Ventilation machine for a Premature baby unit where one of their good friends children was just born, two months premature. This Machine saved this child’s life and the hospital is in
urgent need of a new one. I wish their cause all the best and hope they raise more money in the future to come.

There was also another charity bike ride, organized by Cdl called “Tour du lac” supporting SOA (Serenje Orphans Appeal). On Saturday staff from CDL cycled the 160km round the lake to raise awareness and Money. Every two years, there is a CDL High School trip (with up to 14 students) to the Zambian orphanage. The students participate in various projects when at the orphanage and get to know the children and the staff.

On the boarding side of things, this weekend there were two major activities that the boarders attended. The lion king musical in Basel, which was praised an applauded by the boarders who went to see it, and are advising others to go in the future. The boarders also got the chance to go wakeboarding in a wake park in France. Many boasted of their triumphs in the park since the majority of them managed jumps and rails, also recommending others to attend in the future, although they mentioned that the water was still a little cold.

And at last it is finally time to say good bye to the twelfth graders, who are finishing their exams and leaving CdL by the end of this week, they will be missed and good luck to them in there future!

Nepal Earthquake

Rescue Operations Continue Following Devastating Nepal Earthquake 

Now I wish to direct your attention to the dire and worsening situation in Nepal, sadly a second earthquake has been reported with countless casualties, destruction of property and death, I sincerely hope that you will consider providing your support in this unfortunate event, for even a single franc could help feed and shelter a family in need, and finally in the eternal words of Barbara Walters “The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention”.

Cinema – Avengers Age of Ultron



In other news, a large amount of boarders went to watch the long awaited sequel to The Avengers Age of Ultron!! And according to the boarders it was a great movie, it was also partially due to the fact that going all together with your friends makes the activity all the better. After the movie the students returned to campus satisfied with their choice in film and advising anyone who had not seen it to watch it, the fact that it was 3D made it all the more exciting, as if the film itself wasn’t exciting enough. Also in sports news some of the boarders went of to witness a football match in Geneva, from what I heard it was a very exciting match, BTW if your interested the score was 2-1 for servette.