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    Sports and Arts

    Sports

    Students are introduced to aerobic exercises, and appreciate that these exercises have a wide range of benefits.

    They encourage cardiovascular and muscular fitness and increase flexibility and endurance.

    They also practise team sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer and badminton.

    During the winter season, fun sports like sleighing, tobogganing, skiing and ice skating can be practised!

    Skiing Season

    The ski season in Switzerland usually goes from January to March. During this time, students go skiing or snowboarding almost every Saturday (full day) and Sunday (half day).

    Groups are organized according to the students’ level going from beginners to advanced.

    Art

    Music

    Students may take piano lessons and they all receive musical appreciation classes. Starting with music before Christ, and in the middle ages, they then focus on the four main periods of classical music. By listening to excerpts of the main compositors, they learn to appreciate and value the baroque, classical, romantic and post-romantic styles.

    They also discover the basics of a piano, the major and minor musical scales, and musical vocabulary.

    Arts and Graphics

    Students are introduced to different modes of expression related to the Arts and Graphics, in such a way that they are able to use and understand the various techniques explored.

    For example:

    • The colour spectrum
    • Composition: principal curves and straight lines
    • Plastic agents
    • Vegetal forms
    • Textures
    • Descriptive and expressive drawings
    • Light & shade
    • Principals of applied compositions: still life, landscape, and portrait
    • Perspective: drawing and artistic techniques
    • Comparative analysis of the great art masters
    • Facial expressions

    And of course, a wide range of clinics are offered such as photography, flower arrangement, theatre.