Music, Gym and Swimming
Carine De Vinck is the Dalcroze Music teacher and gives music classes on Tuesday mornings. Each class receives a 30 minute lesson. Private piano lessons are also offered by Carine on Tuesdays, during school hours. She offers 15 and 30 minute lessons.
Swimming and Gym classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays and are given by Arnaud Linthout.
Since the local swimming pool in Braine L’Alleud is closed for renovation, we take the children to the pool in Waterloo.
For music and gym classes, tracksuits are recommended. A school sweatshirt can be purchased from the school for 18€.
Children visit museums, exhibitions, go on nature walks, etc, at least three times each academic year.
Our recent trips include a visit to the Fondation Folon, a local bakery, the Music museum in Brussels to name but a few.
Participating in the LAMDA Exams.
For the past few years, children in the elementary and primary classes have taken part in the Lamda Verse and Prose speech examinations. The exams involve learning and reciting a poem and having a short discussion with the examiner. The children are graded on their ability to recite the poems and on their communication skills. It is an excellent experience for the children, in which they have enjoyed taking part in and have received high grades and distinctions. We find that this participation does wonders for their confidence and the two classes will therefore take part again in April 2011.