World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated on April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. According to UNESCO April 23rd is a symbolic day for literature, since on that date in 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.
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Since April 23rd is an inset day this year, we will celebrate with a World Book Week!
Starting on Wednesday 24th, the library will be filled with book-related activities, including Intercultural Poetry, Book Quiz, Found Poetry Workshop and
20th of February 2019 the IEGS had their premiere of Cluedo, a play based on the board game with the same name. The show follows seven strangers; the feeble-minded Colonel Mustard, the tragic Mrs White, the religious Mrs and Mr Peacock, the nervous Mr Green, the womaniser Professor Plum and the intriguing Ms Scarlet. They are all invited to the same party where there are two sneaky butlers and a mysterious host. Suddenly there is a murder, and the guests have to figure out who did it, where and with what.
I remember in the first year watching the then third-year drama students do their
During week 13 IEGS focused on promoting physical activity as part of our proactive work in raising awareness for health and wellbeing for all ages. Inline with the Sustainable Development Goal #3 Health, IEGS aims to spread awareness, create opportunities to practice what we preach, and engage in conversations with students and staff on different health topics.
For me this was the most active I have been in a week in probably months. Since I help to organise the activities I also try to participate in as many as I possibly can to support the staff and students who engage in them.
In March, we had our new inter-house competition at IEGS: the Citizen Scientist competition! As part of IEGS's involvement in the Big Data against Childhood Obesity (BigO) Project we asked students to voluntarily contribute their data to this big data project in order to help public policy makers in their fight against adolescent obesity in Europe. Students were given information on the problem of adolescent obesity and asked to contribute on a voluntary basis to the efforts of researchers in Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Spain by downloading the myBigO app. By using the
We are excited to see the designs created by both the National Program and the IB Visual Art students at the IEGS Third Year Art Exhibition 2019.
Our students have worked on several art forms in different mediums such as collage, oil paint and acrylic, sculpture, photograph and more. They have worked from strange surreal visions, architecture, explorations of media and identity to memories and nostalgia. All students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of themes and topics.
Some of these works are the result of two years of dedication and hard work on bringing the best of their