IEGS students in their third year taking Geography recently went on a field trip to London, accompanied by their teachers Mr. Bjarnestam and Mr. Walker. As part of their studies on the Geography 2 course, the aim of the trip was to investigate the urban geography, plans for sustainable urban development and city planning of London. On the trip the students carried out field work in the form of surveys at various locations in the city, asking Londoners about their knowledge and habits regarding sustainable transportation, water use and more.
The trip also included a number of visits
October and autumn had come, and it was finally time for a bunch of us IEGS students to indulge in a one-week exchange to Milan. The anticipation had been building up gradually over a long period, and - needless to say - the expectations were doubtlessly met.
To go on an exchange is a unique experience. What distinguishes it from a stereotypical five-star-hotel vacation is the opportunity to truly get a taste of the lives of the locals, as a family is hosting one. This forces anybody out of their comfort-zone, whether they like it or not, and gives a more truthful and accurate
Fifteen students from German 3 and 5 have just come back from a 4-day trip to Berlin. Ms. Constantin (German) and Mr. Heffernan (History) led the group through the city with a tightly-packed schedule of visits and tours.
The experience was not only a way to appreciate Berlin’s main sights and attractions, it also allowed new perspectives on Germany’s history and culture, and of course reinforced everyone’s linguistic skills. New friendships were created as well as great memories students will take with them for life!