Mrs Bergström working with some students from Year 4A
We were very excited to welcome Mrs Barbara Bergström to IES Östersund in September. Mrs Bergström founded the first IES in 1993 and we have been keen to introduce her to our school since we opened in August 2020. Mrs Bergström was joined on the visit by her husband, Mr Hans Bergström and the CEO of IES - Ms Anna Sörelius Nordenborg.
Our visitors were given a tour of the school. They were able to see for themselves that our students experience a calm and orderly environment and enjoy bilingual lessons, taught by teachers who have high expectations for all. Mrs Bergström gave us a painting. It was a portrait of herself, standing in front of the apple tree of knowledge and surrounded by birds who represent our students flying out into the world. It was a very memorable day for all of us and we hope that we will be able to welcome our guests back again sometime soon.