News from Collège Champittet – June 2016

The latest news from Collège Champittet

Sciences Championship at EPFL

Three 6th grade students participated in the Sciences Championship “Curious and Inventive” at the EPFL.
The team comprising Clara, Caesar and Julian (all three in 6thA) won the bronze medal.
The “Curious and Inventive” championship is set up to give children and young students a taste of reflection and research and to encourage scientific discussion and collaborative work.
It takes place in several stages: a problem to be addressed, an experimental challenge, a competition to test the team spirit and a quiz for each team.
Congratulations to our three students!

Humanitarian trip to Thailand

Three of our 13th grade students joined a team of 10 students and adults on a humanitarian trip to the small village of Baan Tee in a Lahu hill tribe in northern Thailand. From March 25th to April 5th, our students helped build a building with a classroom for 20 kindergarten students with a separate kitchen and a small building with two toilets. Our students worked hard: mixing cement, building walls, tiling, painting and finally decorating the walls of the classroom.
The school building was then handed over to the villagers during a ceremony with the presence of officials from the education department of the Chiang Rai region.
The Collège Champittet Foundation supports the annual school building project by donating 20’000 CHF to the Jan & Oscar Foundation who is leading the project.

Junior entrepreneurs visit Le Temps

On April 11th, participants of the extracurricular activity Graines d’Entrepreneurs (junior entrepreneurship) visited Le Temps newsroom in Lausanne. The students were accompanied by Laurence Halifi and Nadine Reichenthal, organisers of the activity, as well as their coaches Caroline Brenot and Alexandre Peyraud.
The digital editor and his team had invited the students to the newsroom to discuss what future readers expect from a newspaper, the meeting took place in the context of the editor’s digital strategy.
The students expressed their opinions on the various media used by Le Temps, shared ideas as well as positive or negative criticisms. This unique experience was part of the students’ extracurricular activity which introduces them into the world of entrepreneurship.
Le Temps’ digital newsroom will benefit from our junior entrepreneurs’ input and use the information received during this exchange. A second follow-up session with the students is already planned.

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