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Reading needs to be an everyday part of our lives

Recent research by the UK organization the Reading Agency states that the benefits of reading are more likely to be felt when children have a free choice in what they read.
Reading is not just something to be done in school, but it needs to be an everyday part of our lives, something we choose to do at all ages. There is strong evidence linking reading for pleasure and educational outcomes. We know that academic attainment is of vital importance, but the benefits of reading for pleasure go beyond this and stretch throughout our lives.
During the summer holidays all our Juniors, including those who were new to La Garenne in September, were given a recommended reading list and many of them really rose to the challenge of putting away their screens and picking up a book:

In Year 7 Yanli, Sofia D, Toku, Rio, Pablo and Arsenii all read three titles each – with Arsenii stretching himself by reading both the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist!

Year 8 students Anzhelika, Evgeniya, Marousia and Katya deserve a special mention for tackling classic titles including Little Women, Swallows and Amazons and Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Many of the Year 9 students read classics such as Treasure Island and Jane Eyre, but contemporary fiction including The Hunger Games, the Cherub series, Holes and If I Stay were equally popular.

The summer challenge for our Juniors wasn’t just about reading – they also took part in an international online Maths challenge, and thanks to some very enthusiastic mathematicians, La Garenne finished a very respectable 32nd out of 220 schools across the world!
Well done to everyone who took part.

Next week is our Literacy week and many activities are planned, including the launch of the Book Challenge as well as Drama workshops and presentations. The Literacy Week will end with a Book Fair on Friday 13th October, and we hope that this gives our children an additional opportunity to choose their own books to read for pleasure.


Reading needs to be an everyday part of our lives

Categories: Academic


Junior Committee

Congratulations to our first La Garenne Committee who will be responsible for organising the events within the year with the Boarding staff. All the school parties, charity events and more await them and with their enthusiasm, we are sure the year will be amazing! Well done!

Junior Committee

Categories: Boarding Life


Open Day - Journée Portes Ouvertes



22/03/2017 14:00 – 16:00

We invite you to come along to our Open Day where you can enjoy a tour of the school, meet some of the children and have your questions answered.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à notre journée portes ouvertes. Vous aurez l’opportunité de visiter l’école, de rencontrer des élèves et nous répondrons à toutes vos questions.


Please contact the Admissions Office for further information:

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+ 41 (0) 24 495 24 53





Categories: Academic


School trips this year

With the first term well under way, we are preparing the school trips for term 3. The students in Years 5-8 will have a fantastic time visiting, Italy, the USA, Switzerland, the Azores and Portugal. We’re sure they will enjoy the trips and look forward to sharing their photos with you on the Blog.


School trips this year

Categories: School Trips

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