With Art Exhibitions, Open Houses, third year theatre productions, successful language competitions, school trips and exchanges, Nordic debate, model UN, IHC dance, chess, ensemble, basketball and not to forget World Book Day and introductions to research on the EU BigO project complete, what is there left to do at IEGS this spring term!
Well, the month of May has brought warmer weather, colourful flowers and chirping birds - all signs of a fabulous spring! At IEGS, the month of May has also contributed to our students increased excitement and nerves as the end of term is drawing near
This year the Modern Languages Department here at IEGS has had the privilege of participating in two language competitions; the annual Språkolympiaden (the Olympic Games of Languages) as well as the Chinese Bridge, a Chinese language proficiency competition. Both of these competitions look, not only at the students competency in each language, but also at the cultural norms and practices of these countries.
After competing in the first round of the Språkolympiaden in January, our students qualified for the Regional Final in Spanish, French and German. In March the students in Spanish, Parnian
World Book Day in the Library
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 23 is a symbolic day for literature, since on that date in 1616 both Shakespeare, Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.
More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.
Of course we will be celebrating World Book Day in the IEGS Library too! The day will feature secret books, Found poetry workshop, literature quizzes and more! At 10:00 the author Sara Villius will be giving a guest lecture, discuss
On the 21st of February the third year drama class at International English Gymnasium performed You can’t take it with you, a play written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The play was originally set in the 30’s. It’s a very entertaining comedy with many odd characters together with a playful plot. You can’t take it with you is a play about meetings, we get to know two families who are each others complete opposites. The Kirbys are a posh, rich family where both the father and the son work on wall street. The Sycamores on the other hand are a crazy mix of people! We meet everyone from
IEGS was very proud to participate the in the second Nordic Schools Debate Championships from the 23rd to the 25th of February this year. The competition was held in Copenhagen, Denmark and saw judges and debaters represented from 17 different countries, with a total of 300 participants!
Ms Berry accompanied Daniela Tupan (IB1G), Andreas Backman (IB2G), Akshat Desphande (IB2G) and Andrew Mabon (IB3G) to the tournament for three days of fierce debate, adjudicated by some of the best judges in the world! It was an intense experience but our students performed well. If they weren't preparing