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.