After dinner the children enjoy some free time. A variety of leisure and sporting activities is offered to cater to every taste, including:
- football matches on the sports field
- field hockey (a Salem tradition)
- a reading circle
- different kinds of handicrafts
- writing letters and e-mails to parents and friends.
At 8.00 p.m. children return to their dormitories to change into their nightwear, take a shower and brush their teeth. When ‘silentium’ begins at 8:30 p.m. the children remain in their rooms and may read or play quietly. After a long and eventful day it's time for lights out at 9.00 p.m., when the mentor comes to say "good night".