Challenges and Expeditions

The challenges are a key part of Beau Soleil life and more often than not, these are what the alumni talk about when they look back. The challenges provide a range of different physical activities such as cross country running, mountain trekking and night skiing in which all the students are expected to participate. They involve hard physical effort and endurance, and give each participant a real sense of achievement when they finish. The students and staff enjoy a special challenge meal after each event. Through each challenge the school is drawn together as a mutually supportive community.

Given our splendid location in the Swiss Alps we believe it important to encourage all our students to get to know their environment directly through year group expeditions. These may involve camping, cycling, and hill walking, with nights spent under canvas or in mountain refuges. Within the expeditions  we include team building activities which develop group cohesion and leadership skills.