Olympus was ready to show what it is capable of on a basketball court and it did. Thanks to Lael, Tim, Toma, Adam and Adi for representing Olympus at the tournament. Congratulations and best wishes for the next game!
Olympus showing how to keep possession of the ball.
Olympus taught how to play basketball.
Olympus demonstrating team play.
Tonight we enjoyed a delicious Curry.
We continued on our journey along Pillar 1 by focusing on a 2nd important point.
The importance of a healthy balanced diet for sports and everyday life
Health is intrinsically linked to our diet. Our diet directly influences the body’s functions and builds our physical strength. A balanced diet helps us maintain good mental and physical wellbeing.
From a young age, we’re taught that eating well helps us look and feel our physical best. What we’re not always told is that good nutrition significantly affects our mental health, too. A healthy, well-balanced diet can help us think clearly and feel more alert. It can also improve concentration and attention span.
Conversely, an inadequate diet can lead to fatigue, impaired decision-making, and can slow down reaction time. In fact, a poor diet can actually aggravate, and may even lead to, stress and depression.
In addition eating well for physical activity and sport can have many benefits including:
- allowing you to perform well in your chosen sport or activity
- reducing the risk of injury and illness
- ensuring the best recovery after exercise or a training programme
Tonight we had our first House dinner of the year. The boys really enjoyed it!!
We have had the wonderful representation in the chess tournament of Nikolai and Nikita. They were both focused and managed to get through to the next round.
Congratulations to both of them and good luck for the next round!
Kostas and Eugenio smiling
Kostas and Eugenio focus on the game
Nikita and Liam focus on their game
End of Nikita and Liam chess match
Last weekend we had our first of three Mountain Excursions. The Grade 9 and 10s went to La Tzoumaz and the Grade 11 and 12s went to Verbier. This is an excellent opportunity early in the year for the students to be able to bond and get to know each other. Both locations offer panoramic views over the mountains and a range of exciting activities. The students could choose from rock climbing, ropes course, via Ferrata, trotinete, mountain biking, multisport, hiking and so much more.
The first round of Chess Tournament has been celebrated at Olympus today. We were privileged to have two local representatives: Herman and Imanali.
Very well played by Imanali, congratulations to Herman for advancing to the next round.
Thanks to both of you for representing Olympus in the tournament.
Herman vs Antonio and Antoni vs Imanali.
Our first Pillar is Healthy Body and Healthy Minds.
This is a very broad topic which takes into consideration anything and everything that leads to our mental and physical wellbeing. In order to focus us on a particular area, Mr Rob the advocate for this pillar has challenged us first to think about;
Discovering how we can use sport and our hobbies to maintain a healthy mental balance
We all have hobbies and passions but perhaps we are not conscious of how good these can be for us. We discussed this in our House Meeting and had a presentation on the topic from Adi. He presented to the rest of the House how it is important we make time to continue our hobbies in the busy boarding life we lead. Adi likes to play the guitar and finds this both a challenge to keep his mind alert, active and learning; but it is also therapeutic and relaxing for him. He feels calmer and more relaxed after he spends 20 minutes practising and it gives him a sense of accomplishment which boosts his self-esteem.
Likewise, anyone who enjoys running, painting, juggling, judo, cooking or the 1001 other hobbies that we have will benefit from making sure we take the time to do and enjoy them!