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Meeting the Nobel Laureates in Physics!

By Linda Kruusmägi
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On December 6, five of our students got to meet this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz!

From left to right: Gabriell Åhlin, Rebecka Bornhall, Jin Manlai, Sebastian Froste, Nobel Laureate Michel Mayor, Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz, Lucas Dow and our Physics teacher Dr Bozi.

EYP

By Lydia Barsawme
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We spent a week with European youth just like us, debating important issues that affect the EU and us everyday. Over the course of a week, we learned how to draft legislation, reach consensus on difficult issues, how to debate, how to speak in public and how to understand the other side of an argument despite feeling very strongly for your side.

The EYP experience is truly indescribable, but I’ll do my best. The people you live with go from strangers to your second family within this time, and tears are spilled when it’s time to leave. You spend every waking moment with these people. They

RESPECT Project

By Lydia Barsawme
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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

LGBT Books in the Library

By Lydia Barsawme
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As a part of the Pride Day, there will be an exhibition in the library with books with a LGBT theme. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

As natural as it feels for us that the school library could have an exhibition with books that celebrates all kinds of love, it is important to remember that this would not be possible in some parts of the world. In some countries homosexuality is punished with death. But also in Sweden many teenagers and adults feel like outsiders and not accepted for who they are.

Welcome to the library to take a look at the books! I’ve tried to

A New Year at IEGS

By Rachel Heimeier
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It’s 2018, the start of another 12 brand new chapters, 365 new opportunities to learn, improve, try new things, live healthier, be open to change and challenges! January is a time for new year resolutions and forward planning. And forward planning we are at IEGS! 2018 will bring another graduating class in the spring and it will bring in new applications for our autumn intake of first year high school students. The year 2018 also means a celebration of 10 years in our building in Södermalm – one of the hippest, liveable neighbourhoods according to Vogue. Our building has always been a school

International Young Pioneer Union Summit 2017

By Megan Rocher
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Between the 9th and 14th of July, when most students were enjoying their summer break, Shelby Edlund (SP2D) and Filip Mellin (NS2A), participated in the International Young Pioneer Union Summit in Shenzhen, China. IYPUS was founded in 2012 and has, till now, successfully held five conferences.

Students across four continents, from over hundreds of prestigious high schools have attended the conference over the past five years. Each year the discussion has focused on a specific topic such as “An Ideal School”, “Innovated Commonweal” and “E-ducation: The information Age of Education”. This year

IEGS Debate Society

By Megan Rocher
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On November 18-20 the IEGS Debate Society took part in the Swedish Schools Debating Championship held at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Twenty teams from seven schools participated in what was an intense and challenging weekend. Many students who were new to IEGS Debate Society this year were able to see the results of their hard work and persistence.

Our team of Emilie Turgeon, Adnane Ben Sennah, Mimi Wilkinson, and Matilda Bergström won the Novice Team championship, and they also placed fourth in the finals for the debate championship overall. Giulia Armiero won Best Novice

IEGS went to Leipzig for the 80th International Session of EYP!

By Lydia Barsawme
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This week IEGS will be hosting the National Session of the EYP, but let's take a look back following their journey from Leipzig for the International Session!

Whenever someone asks me to explain what the European Youth Parliament is, I always find myself having a hard time to get it down in only a few sentences. Where do I start? How am I supposed to summarize all the experiences, challenges, laughs, new thoughts, faces and memories that each new session of EYP brings with it? Due to this it is often the case that when returning back from a session, many of us EYP’ers simply reply with

IEGS Geography Class Visits London

By Megan Rocher
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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

Operation Wallacea - South Africa 2015

By Lydia Barsawme
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IEGS in South Africa 2015

July 8th, and everyone is gathered at the airport, excited and ready to go. After x amount of forgotten passports, struggles with lost cameras and uncompleted documents for entering the country, we finally landed in Johannesburg after many hours on the plane trying to kill time by watching Disney, The Great British Bakeoff, or any possible sci-fi movie we could get a hold of during the flight.

We got picked up by probably the smallest possible bus we could have gotten, (we were pretty much swimming in a sea of huge backpacks) which took us to the charming

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