Lausanne, 3 November, 2015
Fifty students performed in a flashmob today on the place de la Palud in Lausanne. They are members of La Côte International School choir, which has been selected to participate in the show “Champions!” on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 November. The school is using performing arts as an educational vehicle to encourage students to be ambitious, develop creativity and have new experiences
Surprise! The passers-by of Place de la Palud in Lausanne were treated to an impromptu performance today. Fifty brave students gave life to their school motto – “Be Ambitious” – and took the streets of Lausanne to perform a singing flashmob. The young singers, aged between 12 and 14, are students from at La Côte International School. They popped out from all directions in Lausanne old town today at 13h00 and moved together towards the fountain of Justice singing “Best Day of My Life.”
The flashmob idea came up as the news broke out that the school choir has been selected to perform in “Champions!” an extraordinary show taking place on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 November on the place of Riponne in Lausanne to mark the 100 years anniversary of the IOC in Lausanne. Nearly 100 students will participate in the performance and sing in the finale. Students are looking forward to take part to this once in a lifetime experience and perform in a large scale artistic production alongside pop singer Bastian Baker and Olympic Medalist Stéphane Lambiel. Encouraged to push their limits by their Performing Arts teacher, they made a bold move before the show and turned the streets of Lausanne into their stage.
La Côte International School’s mission is to develop academically ambitious and creative students who are also compassionate and emotionally literate individuals. “We believe that education also takes place outside of the classroom. We want to inspire our students to love learning, embrace challenge and set high expectations for themselves. “Says Wendy Ellis, Principal. Michelle Collier, Director of Performing Arts further states: “A quality education in the performing arts can teach young people exactly the transferable skills required to perform in the workplace of the future – creativity, critical thinking and the ability to collaborate.”
Numerous studies suggest that learning music can increase academic development, helping students to improve literacy, mathematics and cognitive development. La Côte International School is the first school in Europe to pilot a curriculum program in collaboration with performing art school The Juilliard School.
About La Côte International School
Founded in 2008, La Côte International School (LCIS) is a fast growing school located in Aubonne campus with more than 240 students aged between 3-18 from 30 different nationalities. Member of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading operator of premium international schools, LCIS teaches the English National Curriculum in the Early Years and Primary and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes in the secondary section. LCIS aims to to develop academically ambitious and creative students who are also compassionate and emotionally literate individuals. www.international–school.org/aubonne