Dec 1, 2016

The founding principle of all the activities of Zdenek and Michaela Bakala is, truly, the courage, which must, according to their belief, always go hand in hand with responsibility.
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Radovan Šrámek

Radovan Šrámek

Radovan Šrámek

On the 3rd of September 2012 I first time set my foot into my new home at Le Rosey. At first, I was scared, that the school might be too hard, or that the people there might not accept me, but after a few weeks I found myself surrounded by a company of nice and friendly classmates while getting good grades in most of my subjects.

I also started many new activities like rugby or judo which made my stay at Le Rosey even more enjoyable. I also became part of a film-making activity and participated in making a short documentary about current life at Le Rosey, which is going to be put into a time capsule for future generations.

At the end of the term I received a report with one of the best averages in my class and I could spend my holidays hoping that I had fulfilled Le Rosey’s expectations of me, because it had definitely fulfilled mine.


The second third of my school year was set in Le Rosey’s secondary campus in Gstaad. Living in the mountain resort was surely very beneficial to my health, and skiing every day was a lot of fun. The lessons did not lose any of their qualities from the previous term, even though they were now set in smaller classrooms.

At the beginning I was offered to start playing piano in the school orchestra and I gladly accepted that invitation. We played a music piece by Joseph Haydn and it was then preformed in a charitable concert in a church in Saanen.

Throughout the term I noticed that my grades in my hardest subjects (English, French etc.) are getting better and better. That was confirmed a few days after the end of lessons when I received my report with 6.5 average out of 7 and this ranking me into the “highest achievements” study group. I was very content with my results and I suppose that I did not disappoint the expectations and trust the Zdenek et Michaela Bakala foundation gave me. 

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