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Last week we had our IHC Floorball and it was a great event! It’s always nice to see students come together and show good sportsmanship, enjoy a good sport and cheer each other on. Our first IHC was an all school event, so this was the first real house team vs house team and although we had to keep the crowd small they were still great. Congrats again to Russell ell House for their big win and for Pavlov coming in a close second!
This years IEGS Art Exhibition had a lot of great contributions! Every house participated in making the Art Exhibition as great as it was. This year it was held during open house generating a huge outsider influx and really showed the public what the talented people of IEGS can do!
“It’s so impressive!”
“I would totally hang this up in my house!”
“Wow, I had no idea there were so many talented people at my school!”
We also had contributions from many teachers around the school; such as Mr Khün’s lovely “Dragonflies” piece, Ms Moore’s amazing collages from
It has been an exciting two weeks here at IEGS as we have just had our yearly inter-house Debate Competition! Starting the week off strong was the first debate starring the former champions from King House and the seasoned Curie. Representing King were Benjamin , Akshat and Andreas and on the opposite side representing Curie were Douglas, Katarina and Nada. The first debate had the motion that Extremist Groups should be Banned in Sweden. The debate started with the proposition clearly laying out their points in a detailed matter explaining how the current political situation in Sweden has been
Every year the traditional IHC Song takes place, where each house chooses a song that they sing acapella. This is an event where the whole house is involved, with around 200 students getting on stage and singing together. It is quite powerful and impressive! Since IEGS cannot hold 700 students and staff in the aula, the whole school makes its way over to Åså Gymnaisum down the road, and prepares for the event! It’s a great show of spirit, teamwork and of course talent too!
This year Ms Bogren and Mr Parnell were our hosts and they did an awesome job! They were very funny and kept us all
This years debates have been tough! Four houses, two topics, and 12 amazing speakers have taken part in the aula to fight for this years trophy! And now there’s two teams, one topic and six speakers left. Which team will put their hand on the trophy, king or pavlov?
We have interviewed the captains for the teams and asked them some questions about the debate;
Matilda Froste, Team Captain Pavlov House
Alexandra Gummesson, House Captain King House
How does it feel to be in the final?
Matilda Froste: It feels amazing, I’m super excited!
Alexandra Gummesson: I am really proud of the
Written by Mr Foster:
As I was going to sleep I could tell it would be a restless night. Thinking off all the elements of preparation for the cross country. Tossing and turning hoping I had not forgot anything, wondering how my house and mentor class will perform. What fancy dress to wear and would anyone have the same costume? My daughter must have also sensed the excitement as she wet the bed at 3:30am. With a change of sheets and double check of the packing list it was time to go back to dreaming of previous cross country events and speculating about what Thursday would bring.
There is something special about dance. It gives people goosebumps, it excites people and makes them want to join in but it also brings out feelings that they didn’t even know they had. And for the dancers there is no difference. For them this is their creative outlet, it is their freedom and this is their way of telling a story. There is no surprise that this is something that makes this a beloved inter house competition that both the partitioners and the audience are waiting all year long for it.
The room is filled with energy. This is something that everyone wants to see, students and
Music is a form of artistic expression that when used in its true intent has the rare capability to reach out to a crowd - regardless whether big or small, strangers or friends - and produce a rush of vast, raw emotion within every single person in the room. Intense feelings of passion, fascination and inspiration go hand in hand with a carefully constructed piece of music delivered with true authenticity on stage. It is probable that this is the reason why the Ensemble is such a well-loved inter house competition by all of IEGS. Or maybe it is simply because of how enjoyable it is -
Chess. 16 pieces. One king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. It is a board game which not only requires intellect, but the ability to think strategically and quick. Chess IHC is without a doubt the most intense inter house competition, as players compete in a classic Berger tournament, in which contestants meet all other contestants in turn. With 5 minutes to play for each player, Chess IHC takes the price of being an exciting, intense and interesting competition throughout the years in IEGS.
For the past three years, King has won twice and Pavlov once. I still
On the 26th of January IEGS hosted the first ever Inter House Baking Competition! Students and teachers from all houses were invited to participate, by bringing in homemade baked goods in one or more of the following three categories: Large Cakes, Biscuits & Cookies and Mini Cakes. Our three judges, Ms Dadey, Ms Moses and Ms Constantin, then had the very lucky and enjoyable task of tasting all of the entrees and judging them in the following categories: texture, appearance and of course flavour!
At the end of the day, the teachers out did the students with Dr Young taking first prize thanks