ISTA present...

Lausanne PS

May 4 - May 6, 2018

Booking Closed

A primary school festival exploring the secret life of our forests. What riches hide beneath the branches? If we listen carefully, what voices can we hear?


The secret life of a forest

Starting Point

As our forests spring to life, we consider the treasures hidden within. Their trees give us life and protect forest wildlife but what secrets lie at the heart of our forests? What riches hide beneath the branches? If we listen carefully, what voices can we hear? When all is still and silent, who knows what creatures come out to play.

Out & About

A walk through Sauvabelin forest, ending with a BBQ dinner and forest campfire.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Kate Friend


International School of Lausanne

Chemin de la Grangette 2

1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne


Tel: + 41 215 600 202

Important information

The festival starts at 1:00pm on Friday 4th May 2018 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 15th February 2018.
Registration closes 16th March 2018.
Please note:
This is a local festival.
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 15th February 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Thursday 3rd May 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 6:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Switzerland by Wednesday evening 2nd May 2018 to spend Thursday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 7th March 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£180.00 per student – member/non-member schools.
£163.20 per student – Global Patron schools.
£138 per student – host school (first 25 students) and £180.00 thereafter.
Please note the registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10.00 out and about.

Total per student
£190.00 members, £173.20 Global Patrons, £148.00 host.

£12.00 visiting member schools.
£89.00 visiting non-member schools.
£10.00 out and about.
£12.00 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£34.00 members.
£111.00 non-members.

Please note:
1. A £200.00 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500.00 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A £150.00 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own daily travel for the festival.
Local schools are responsible for organising and covering the cost of daily transport to the host school.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Switzerland.

ISTA artists should fly to Geneva airport and take a train to Lausanne Gare. The ISTA Rep will collect them from there and they will travel together to the hotel. During the festival, ISTA artists will travel by public transport between the hotel and host school.


 ISTA artists will stay at the following location

Hotel Ibis Lausanne Centre
Rue du Maupas 20
1004 Lausanne
Tel: +41 213 400 707

Hotel Website

Visiting students
All local students will return to their homes at the end of each day.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2018.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Visiting schools should eat their lunches prior to the festival opening on Friday 4th May 2018.
Dinner is provided by the host on Friday. Lunch is provided by the host on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be a social meal for visiting teachers and ISTA artists on one of the evenings.
Additional dinners are not provided at this event.

All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 04 May at 13:00
Finishes on Sunday 06 May at 17:00


International School of Lausanne
Chemin de la Grangette 2
1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne
Tel: + 41 215 600 202


• Institut le Rosey
• International School of Lausanne


• Helen Abbott
• Jane Coulston
• Kate Friend