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Early this week, passers-by at the Place de la Palud in Lausanne were treated to an impromptu performance. Fifty brave students from La Côte International School, gave life to their school motto - "Be Ambitious" - and took the streets of Lausanne to perform a singing flashmob. The young singers, aged between 12 and 14, popped out from all directions in Lausanne old town and moved towards the Fountain of Justice singing "Best Day of My Life."

The flashmob idea came about following news that the school choir has been selected to perform in "Champions!", an extraordinary show taking place on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 November in the Place de la Riponne in Lausanne to mark the 100 years anniversary of the IOC in Lausanne. Nearly 100 students will participate in the performance and sing in the finale. Students are looking forward to take part in this once in a lifetime experience and perform in a large-scale artistic production alongside pop singer Bastian Baker and Olympic Medalist Stéphane Lambiel. Encouraged to push their limits by their Performing Arts teacher, they have made a bold move before the show and turned the streets of Lausanne into their stage.

La Côte International School's mission is to develop academically ambitious and creative students who are also compassionate and emotionally literate individuals. "We believe that education also takes place outside of the classroom. We want to inspire our students to love learning, embrace challenge and set high expectations for themselves," said Wendy Ellis, Principal. Michelle Collier, Director of Performing Arts added: “A quality education in the performing arts can teach young people exactly the transferable skills required to perform in the workplace of the future – creativity, critical thinking and the ability to collaborate."

Numerous studies suggest that learning music can increase academic development, helping students to improve literacy, mathematics and cognitive development. La Côte International School is the first school in Europe to pilot a curriculum program in collaboration with performing art school The Juilliard School.

La Côte International School Aubonne
Chemin de Clamogne 8
1170 Aubonne
022 823 2626
www.international-school.org