On October 5th representatives from KI and IEGS presented the BigO System (the mobile app and the School Portal) to Physical Education, Science, and Home Economy teachers in the facilities of IEGS in central Stockholm. The participating teachers came from 3 different schools in the Stockholm area (IES Årsta, IES Hässelby, and IES Länna) and they had the chance to test the BigO mobile app themselves and discuss potential uses of the system for different types of school projects. The meeting was arranged in preparation for the planned data collection actions of the project in Sweden during the
The second-year aesthetics students are doing an exciting new art project! Their work is to aesthetically express their reflections on anti sexual violence and respect.
To give inspiration, Mathilda Aguilar from nxtME, a nonprofit organization that helps incest survivors, came to the school and held 4 lectures on the topic of respect. She talked about respect on a societal, communal and individual level, and told the story of her own experience with incest. The topic revoked a lot of emotions that first manifested itself with silence and later heated discussions. With these discussions and
What an incredible event, the IHC Song is one that both students and staff at IEGS really look forward to each year. To be able to sing in such harmony, acapella, is just amazing. The amount of practice, work and dedication that goes into this event is just phenomenal. Seeing an entire house, first years to third years, come together, cooperate and sing is always special. This years song choices were as great as usual; Curie singing I Want it That Way by the Backstreet Boys, King singing Riptide by Vance Joy, Pavlov singing It’s Time by Imagine Dragons and Russell singing Valerie by Glee.
I enjoy my walk into school each morning. It is the best time of day for me to collect my thoughts and breathe in the fresh air. As a treat, when I get closer to the school, I set my eyes on the colorful and ever changing window displays of Gunnarsons Specialkonditori and Skrapan boutique in Södermalm. Delicious breads, pastries and cakes of the season are promoted at this timeless konditori, while the other has a very fashion forward window display that subtlety integrates local and global awareness on events or issues.
Two displays have grabbed my attention these weeks; the treats with
On Saturday, Internationella Engelska Skolan celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing quality education to students in Sweden. I was honoured to be amongst the 400 plus guests gathered in the Blue and Gold Halls of City Hall in Stockholm to celebrate IES and the success of our founder Ms Barbara Bergström. What an amazing person and entrepreneur. It was a magical evening of festivities. A superb dinner fit for noble laureates. Outstanding entertainment from IES alumni, staff, student choirs and performers. Not to mention our founding mother herself who bedazzled us with a performance in a