Intensive Week 2013

Sonntag, 03. November 2013

by Daniel Davis Wood

When Ecole students return to school after the long weekend each year, they all take part in the school’s annual Intensive Week. During Intensive Week, all academic classes are put on hold so that students can devote themselves full-time to arts, crafts, and skills-based projects which they complete over a period of four days.

This year’s Intensive Week saw students taking part in many traditional Ecole activities, as well as others that were on offer only for these four days. Blacksmithing, silversmithing, stonemasonry, and woodwork were all in full swing, as were home cooking classes and knitting and crocheting. Students interested in artwork were able to take painting and decoupage classes, while those who preferred to focus on music could work on individual music projects or join a rock band created for this occasion.

Elsewhere around the school, Alain’s French Theater students were busy rehearsing for their performance later this year, Betsy’s Compost Project students figured out ways to improve composting at the Ecole, and Christian’s budding scientists assembled one of the fantastic Renaissance machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Students with energy to burn could join Michael’s volleyball team to prepare for the tournament in Meiringen on Saturday afternoon — they placed fourth, winning five of their eight matches — while others could take four days of fitness activities with Katherine and Andrew.

And then, of course, all our aspiring photographers were able to join Theresa in visiting some of the other activities to take the photographs that are now available to view right here on the Ecole website.