Internationella Engelska Skolan Norrtälje will open its doors to students in August 2024. It will be a bilingual school that gives every student the possibility to meet high academic expectations and aspirations, and to navigate an international environment, whatever their background.

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News | 13 May 2024

Who is Anna Svahn?

It's time to get to know all the teachers and staff who will meet the students at IES Norrtälje in the autumn! Next up is fritidspedagog Anna Svahn.


What did you do before you started at IES Norrtälje?
I completed my university degree in literature.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Connecting with the students and getting to see them grow as individuals, and also that I occasionally get to fingerpaint at work!

What are you most looking forward to when the school has opened?
The thing I'm looking forward to the most is, of course, getting to know my new pupils and being part of the new and exciting adventure that is to come.  

Which one is your favourite song right now?
Favourite song right now... it's a tie between "1:a gången" by Miss Li and "Cocoa butter" by Hyphen.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have two cats, a pink boy-cat named Happy and a vaguely beige-brown little lady named Shanti. Both refuse to wear the sweaters I knit for them and none of them have any fur.

Tell something about yourself not many people know.
Something that not many people know about me is that I can play the flute.

What was your favourite subject in school?
Art, no contest.

Do you have any dreams for the future?
I would love to be the proud owner of my very own house. An old house that is all funny angles and mysterious creaking noises.

What do you do outside of work?
Outside of work I love reading, building things, painting, anything that I can do with my hands. Preferably with friends and/or family, paired with good food and music.

What do you do to peak the children's interest and desire to learn new things?
Every student is different, but on the whole I think that the best way to get students interested in learning is being interested in what you're teaching. Enthusiasm is contagious, if you're having fun and find the subject interesting I believe that the students will have more fun and have a greater interest in learning as well. 

What is your favourite memory with your students?
One of the best memories I have with a student is negotiating doing schoolwork and then building a catapult that could lob a Lego piece across the room.