Broadening IES Students' Cultural Horizons

Broadening IES Students' Cultural Horizons

Culture: Work to get IES Karlstad's project readyStudents from seven schools had cultural experiences to remember as part of this year's Skapande Skolan project.

Internationella Engelska Skolan was provided with a generous grant to take part in the Kulturrådet event which is designed to increase students' involvement in the arts and broaden their cultural horizons.

Those taking part at Internationella Engelska Skolan schools across Sweden performed musical shows, produced works of art, took part in workshops and attended performances as part of the project.

Peter John Fyles, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: "Skapande Skolan is a fantastic initiative that IES is proud to be a part of. The project gives Internationella Engelska Skolan students more opportunities to enjoy culture and art. It is a wonderful compliment to the excellent education they receive at our schools.

"This year's projects have been wonderfully creative, and have spanned the width of the art-world.  I know that the students involved enjoyed the experience and I'm already looking forward to seeing what they come up with next year."

Students from Internationella Engelska Skolan i Eskilstuna produced a musical which was shown in May to other classes at the school as well as at a public performance.

In Internationella Engelska Skolan i Karlstad students worked on ceramics pieces for an exhibition which was shown at Värmlands Museum called "In Collaboration - Ingalena Klenell".  They had the chance to work with Ms Klenell, a renowned artist, throughout the process.

Other Skapande Skolan projects saw Internationella Engelska Skolan i Järfälla work with Folk Operan to stimulate an interest in the artform, including a visit to the opera. Internationella Engelska Skolan i Enskede and Internationella Engelska Skolan i Bromma each worked with Kimberly Akerster on theatrical projects, with students from Bromma performing the musical "On Broadway" at Berns.

Students from Internationella Engelska Skolan i Täby took part in an extremely broad range of arts activities including opera, painting, poetry, theatre workshops, comic strip drawing, media production and fieldtrips.  Internationella Engelska Skolan i Sundsvall also took part in the programme concentrating on ceramics and drama.

Following the success of this year's programme Internationella Engelska Skolan has applied to take part again next year.  We are pleased to have been given a generous donation towards next year's projects planned for 10 Internationella Engelska Skolan schools. Culture and education at Internationella Engelska Skolan are clearly in symbiosis.