The IEGS Debate Society participated in the 2018 Stockholm Schools Debating Championships in Lund on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. After taking Best Novice Team two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, they set their sights on further improving their skills and performance. The school sent one very hardworking team of five students: Andreas Backman, captain, Daniela Tupan, co-captain, Akshat Deshpande, Dylan Bradford, and a brand new competitor this year, Didrik Bratt.
Over the course of the weekend, the students had an undefeated winning streak of six for six when they headed into the final
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
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
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