Spring Term

We are now back in business and already welcoming the first arrivals for this final term.

We hope everyone had a great time and that each and everyone is ready for a final term. There are lots of great things to look up to 🙂

Léman 2 team

Cozy House Dinner

Today was Lasagna Night in the House and everyone enjoyed the layered pasta from Italian Cuisine, or is it?

Technically, Lasagna did not originate in Italy as you may expect. Its origin can be traced way back to Ancient Greece. The name Lasagna, or “Lasagne” is derived from the Greek word ‘Laganon’; the first known form of pasta. Laganon was not a traditional lasagna as we know it with traditional Italian ingredients, but it was composed of layers of pasta and sauce. So it basically got its name from the method in which it was made, not for its ingredients.

In anycase regardless from its origins, the Leman 2 Brothers enjoyed their dinner and spent time together this evening.  Have a look at our moment topped off with a amazing Lemon Pie !!!

 

 

“Second to none” Day

“Second to none” Day is a celebration in which all the members of Léman 2 get together and enjoy a day doing an activity, this time the chosen one has been paintball.

Before we started the nerves were high, paintball is an activity that requires the senses to work at 100%, once the teams were made and reviewed the safety rules we went into the different scenarios, each team developing their different strategies or just “save yourself if you can”.

We are not sure if there was a winning team, but what we can guarantee is that we had a good time, burnt adrenaline, and laughed in equal parts.

We look forward to the next “Second to None” Day.

 

Coach Tim

Tim is passionate about fitness and he decided to share his passion with the junior boys.

During his visits to Concha Blanca he passes on his knowledge and tries to raise awareness to the importance of exercise and its impact on our wellbeing and healthy growth.

We feel privileged to have dedicated and sensitive students who lead by example, like Tim. As a Senior student he really embodies the spirit we believe represents the values of RISE and we congratulate him for this initiative and the success it has… as visibly the junior boys, listen to him attentively.

La Gazzeta de Léman

With reference to the famous Italian newspaper “la gazzetta dello sport” we open our sports section, in which we will comment on Leman’s sporting achievements.

Today was the opening of the CDL Spring Boarding Cup, in which Léman 2 has three teams: Second to none 2, Los manitos and Léman Old Glories.

The debut did not had very favourable results, but both teams hope to win in the next match in order not to be eliminated.

But it has certainly been a nice day in which staff and boys have enjoyed the sport together.

We will bring you more news.

Weekend Sunshine

This weekend, fantastic weather hit CDL and our boys were taken by the Seasons magic. Some even had the opportunity to visit the heart of the Haute-Savoie, the Valley of Chamonix to explore the stunning views and enter a Glacier!!

Spring is the season of positive energy, beauty, freshness and perfect for outdoor activities and nature walks. Have a look at a few pictures of what some of our champions were up to this weekend:

 

Amazing weather at CDL

 

The grass is green across the hill,
But yellow blooms the daffodil.
It’s sunshine on a little stalk,
A friendly flower, I bet they talk…

Of little kids, too long inside
They burst outdoors to play and hide.
Tracking mud and bringing bugs.
Look, there’s footprints on the rug!

Tiny whirlwinds, these little tykes,
They skin their knees while riding bikes.
They rip and roar, they’re running wild!
What fun it is to be a child.

It grows warmer every day.
Shoo the children out to play!
Pick the flowers, play in mud.
Too much rain, here comes a flood!

My snowy, winter days are gone.
I mourn them, but I hear a song
Of birds in trees; wind chimes ring.
I guess it might as well be spring!

By Lhtheaker

Obsession / Addiction to screens

We use our electronics in every part of our lives – whether at work or in our free time. However, it is the imbalance of use in our free time that can then cause issues. Who is guilty of being with friends but still checking their phone and sending messages; or watching Netflix but sneaking in a game of Candy Crush; or ignoring the moment in favour of getting the best picture for Instagram. Addiction is a strong word, but obsession may be more appropriate in these scenarios.

  1. Are you conscious of how much time you spend on your phone?
  2. Who really wins by you spending more and more time on your apps?

The boys have shared the amount of time they have shared on their screens today and in the last week. Hours and hours and hours 🙂 We challenged them to try to minimize this and find other sources of interest to spend their time on.