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“She is one of the strongest people I know”

“She is one of the strongest people I know”

It was all about grit when this year's Ellinor scholarship recipients got awarded these past weeks. Two of the award winners have now graduated from Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm. Both of them got beautiful motivations from the speeches given to them.

“She is one of the strongest people I know! It’s amazing that she has turned into the most beautiful, lovable person despite the challenges she has faced”, were said about Clara Alici, International Baccalaureate student. “She has been kind, gracious and supportive even on the most stressful and sleep deprived days, she is always a ray of sunshine.”

The National Program student Felix Brehmer was described as keeping up studies with a smile on his face whilst undergoing treatment: “I have been moved to see the strength of character, grit and perseverance an individual can display when challenges come one's way. He did not shy away, withdraw or question "Why me". He stayed strong and persevered.” 

All the winners and nominees should be proud of themselves, showing true grit by never giving up. Well done everyone!

Scholarship recipients 2022:
Clara Alici, IEG Södermalm 
Felix Brehmer, IEG Södermalm
Lova Myrgren, IES Skellefteå
Elina Milton, IES Sundsvall
Eda Kilinckaya, IES Skärholmen
Dion Djurberg, IES Helsingborg

Detaljplaneprocess försenar skolstart för IES Vårby Allé till 2024

Detaljplaneprocess försenar skolstart för IES Vårby Allé till 2024

På grund av förseningar i kommunens detaljplanearbete med den nya stadsdelen Vårby Udde i Huddinge kommun, området där IES Vårby Allé är planerat att byggas, har beslut fattats att skolverksamhet inte kommer kunna startas till höstterminen 2023 som planerat. Skolstart för Internationella Engelska Skolan Vårby Allé blir istället augusti 2024. 

Kön är fortsatt öppen och fungerar precis som tidigare. Vårdnadshavare behåller sin plats i kön och behöver inte göra något i det avseendet. 

Detaljplanearbete är kommunens ansvar och som en av många intressenter i stadsbyggnadsprocessen har Internationella Engelska Skolan ingen möjlighet att påverka processen. För mer information om detaljplaneprocesser, läs mer på Boverkets hemsida.

IES Umeå students wins E-kampen!

IES Umeå students wins E-kampen!

Congratulations to the students Fanny, Mette, Lilli and Emma in class 9B at IES Umeå who came up with the winning idea “Barn räddar barn”. They arranged a sledding competition for children and sold handmade bracelets for the benefit of Barncancerfonden.

E-kampen is arranged by Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) together with STARTcentrum and is a chance for year 7-9 students to gain an understanding of what it's like to be an entrepreneur and to explore creative business ideas.

– The students have been so committed and worked hard during this project. It's been so much fun to see their drive. They have really developed their abilities when it comes to ideas, business models and marketing, says Lena Edblom, teacher at Internationella Engelska Skolan in Umeå.

Here's an article from IVA: https://www.iva.se/en/published/umea-school-wins-sek-30000-in-e-kampen/

Graduation ceremony for IES Täby

Graduation ceremony for IES Täby

Pomp and circumstances when the Year 9 students at IES Täby had their graduation ceremony in Aula Magna at Stockholm University today. Diplomas, awards, speeches and musical performances were beautifully delivered. And of course "Den blomstertid nu kommer". We wish all our students a great summer!

Hard work brings out the desire to read

 Hard work brings out the desire to read

Swedish teachers, Anna Ahlcrona and Hanna Engström at IES Krokslätt, have made a tremendous impact on the students' reading skills through a holistic approach to learning. It started when they discovered that half of the students in year 4 had very low reading comprehension. They made a decision to rethink the whole year plan to be able to focus more on reading. Through a lot of book discussions, reading aloud and various exercises every day, they managed to make the students excited about reading. It has actually created a culture where students spend their breaks reading a book or discussing books with their friends.

– We have made it fun by including literature in all teaching, for example in different writing projects, Hanna explains. And we always pay attention to what kind of books the students like, and we make sure they can find them in our library.

Here is a recent article if you want to know more about how they did it!

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