It is time to close the Villa du Lac for the winter holidays.
We wish you all a very happy festive season and a happy new year. Enjoy your time together, and we will see you in 2021 !
The boarding school will be open from January 8th, 2021.
We have enjoyed our last dinner of the year together in the House. We had lovely Thai food and the girls were very happy.
Thank you Maria for taking care of us and keep Villa du Lac tidy and clean. We really appreciate your work.
Yesterday’s weekly meeting was special: we celebrated our “Secret Santa” evening along with some awards for our girls. We also had been gifted a big chocolate Marmite for the yearly ‘escalade” event in Geneva.
What is a “Secret Santa” ?
In a group of people, names are drawn randomly so everyone has to find a gift for their pdesignated “Secret Santa”. On a designated day, everyone leaves the gifts under the tree and when opening your present, you have to guess who got it for you !
Awards in VDL
Nycol, Stacy, Nastya, Ana, Mila, Noor, Sophie.
What is the “Escalade” in Geneva ?
In 1602, French soldiers tried to invade the peaceful Swiss city of Geneva. The Genevans decided to fight back and organise a race against the French at night. They defended themselves with weapons and marmites full of hot water they threw on the ennemy’s heads !
Today (luckily), Genevans do not fight French people with boiling water. Every year there is a race and a fancy dress contest in the old town of Geneva to celebrate this event, and shops sell chocolate marmites of all sizes. This year, unfortunately, there is no Escalade race because of the COVID measures.
As part of their wellbeing pillar 2, Victoria and Gabriela decided to write their own articles about diversity for this blog !
Victoria listened to a podcast and wrote a reflection about it.
Gabriela decided to write about diversity and inclusion, and what it means here, in the CDL community.
Congratulations, girls, and thank you !
Another great week-end in CDL ! We even had snow on Friday 🙂
On Friday, we participated in the “Light for hope” action, to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives in the Beirut explosion on August 4th.
Among other activities, we had: bootcamp, yoga, photography, tennis, biking, beauty club, story club, chess club…
Mila in the bootcamp !
We have invited 3 boys from the Concha house to join us for our Pizza party on Saturday evening. It was lovely !
Here are some of the wellbeing projects proposed by Amalia and Olga K. We also had presentations from Sophie, Betty, Alina, Emilia, Valentina, and Wakana, and Noor & Dalia decorated the house with flags they have drawn to represent all the nationalities in VDL !
Poster by Amalia
Poster and reflection of an article made by Olga K
Yesterday was our weekly house assembly. We discussed non-violent communication thanks to a video made by Miss Jody, our boarding counsellor. Lisa and Sophie showed us a video about bullying called “Why I bully you” – explaining what’s in a bully’s mind. As part of their wellbeing project. Emilia, Valentina and Wakana created a Kahoot quizz competition about diversity in the house. The competition was funny and we laughed a lot !
Christmas is here and we are ready to celebrate! The house has been decorated by our girls and we have a beautiful environment. We are feeling jolly and the Christmas spirit is felt everywhere on campus.