Week 6 - Day 5

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Week 6 - Day 5

Final Friday!

We hope the students have had as much fun as we have! A big THANK YOU to all the children who joined us this year and to their families. We hope the students have made lasting memories while here at La Garenne. 

If you fell in love with Switzerland and would like to return to La Garenne, why not experience life here in the snow, admissions to our Winter Camp are now open! 

This is what some of our students have said about their LG experience over the last 6 weeks.

Jennifer Lakah, Eygpt
 `I love the new boarding house, Beau Site, it is like staying in a hotel. I definitely want to come back to summer camp next year.`

Salma Jalbout, Lebanon
`La Garenne is the best camp I have been to, it has become like a second home to me. Some of my best memories are spending time with my roommates who will become lifelong friends.`

Kehinde Egbaiyelo, Nigeria
 `I learnt a lot while at La Garenne. My favourite activities were ice skating and exploring in the trees. I also love the cake here.`

Royce Tong, Hong Kong
`I have had a happy time here at La Garenne, I would love to come back next year!`

Zinaide Iksanova, Russia
`It is a very good school, I love the lessons in the morning and all the afternoon activities, I want to return.`

Hana Farshici, Iran
`I love the activities in the afternoon. I enjoy writing in class and my English teacher is great. Also the lunches are yummy!`

Ka Yik Zong, China
`I really enjoy class, some of the games we play are fun and we learn a lot. I had lime ice cream which was delicious.`

Lou Poulard, Swiss
`The activities were super good, there was a great ambiance and we laughed a lot with the monitors.`

Takahiro Ochi, Japan
`Each day we did a different activity so I was never bored. I am coming back in September to study during the year.`

Carlota Ruscica, Spain
`Everything is beautiful here. I have lots of friends. I love colouring in class.`

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Week 6 - Day 4

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Week 6 - Day 4

Thursday 10th August!

A big thank you to our fantastic students and super teachers. Here are some class photos from our third and final summer camp. Thank you to Philippe, our talented school photographer!

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Week 6 - Day 3

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Week 6 - Day 3

Happy Wednesday!

What have the children been up to this morning...

The children in the French section have been working in pairs, asking each other questions and answering one another using their new acquired vocabulary. The teacher filmed the children and they enjoyed watching themselves speaking in French.

Our youngest children have been reading and learning through the story, `Elmer the Elephant`. This provided many opportunities to revisit vocabulary about colours, size and shape, they also talked about different emotions.

This week the beginner English group have been learning to express preferences using the "I like, I don’t like" structure.  They have learnt the vocabulary for various fruits and vegetables by reading the books - Handa’s Surprise and The Farmer’s Vegetables. In the class they like lots of fruits and vegetables. Zilong loves strawberries and Leoto likes watermelon. Anna does not like mushrooms and nobody likes spinach! Everyone likes cheese!

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Week 6 - Day 2

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Week 6 - Day 2

This morning I took the opportunity to chat with Aya Kallas who is one of our summer camp students!

Aya is turning 12 in October, she lives in Lebanon with her parents and will have spent 4 weeks with us here at La Garenne this summer. Aya came to LG summer camp last year, she studied in the French section and this year she is in our advanced English class.

How does your life and school in Lebanon differ to life here at LG in Switzerland?

My school is much bigger than LG, it is a day school and not a boarding school. We have many facilities and it is a French/English bilingual school. Here at La Garenne in Switzerland, it is a lot greener, the air is fresh and it is very beautiful. I live in the city so there is a lot of traffic and pollution.

What do you enjoy doing at the weekend?

I love gymnastics and I also dance, I sometimes enter competitions. I specialise in hip hop. I really enjoy hanging out with my friends, we often walk to the shopping mall which is close to my home.

What would you like to do in the future?

I would like to be an interior designer or an architect. I think I would like to live in either Switzerland, France or Los Angeles. When I went on holiday to California I fell in love with it, there were so many activities to do there and I loved the beach and swimming pools.

Tell me something people don`t know about you?

All of my friends love Justin Bieber and sometimes I go along with them but actually I don`t like his music at all :)

What are your thoughts about LG summer camp?

I love the fact that there are so many activities involving water, my favourite activity was going on the banana boat on the lake, it was so much fun! Being in the fresh air surrounded by beauty makes me feel lucky. At La Garenne we are only allowed to use our phones at certain times, I actually like the rule as normally I am always on my phone and it can be very distracting. I also like having class in the morning and activities in the afternoon, it breaks the day up and I enjoy learning and working alongside my friends. The most fun happens in the evenings, when I giggle with my friends. I enjoyed working on the singing and video project, it is great fun and a good way to learn new vocabulary.

Please watch the video below, Aye features in: Believer, song created by singing club during summer camp

 

Thank you so much Aye, it was great getting to know you more.

 

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Week 6 - Day 1

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Week 6 - Day 1

Magnificent Monday!

It is another beautiful day! During the breaktime this morning, the children enjoyed playing and speaking with each other and also taking the time to bond with our wonderful teachers and staff. Learning doesn`t just take place in the classroom.

What have the children been up to this morning...

The children have been busy this morning. In the beginner English class, the children enjoyed reading the book, Handa`s Surprise. The book took them on a journey and was used to reinforce the new vocabulary learnt in class. En section française ce matin nous avons étudié les animaux puis chacun a parlé de son animal préféré et l'a dessiné.

Private Lessons

Some of the children have private lessons during the summer camp. Parents can sign their child up to have extra one-to-one support in English or French. The lessons take place for 30 minutes at lunchtime with our class teachers.

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