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Teachers who have moved to Sweden to work with Internationella Engelska Skolan explain how the move was for them and what life is like in Scandinavia. What is it like to move to Sweden and work with IES? What help is available? What is different about living and teaching in Sweden?
Children studying with Internationella Engelska Skolan benefit from working in a safe, calm environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. Respect and clear, fair and consistent rules are part of creating the right atmosphere to help everyone get the most out of their time at school.
Internationella Engelska Skolan Camps are camps for a handful of year seven students chosen to attend from Internationella Engelska Skolan schools around the country. At the camps, students get the opportunity to practice their leadership skills, to boost their confidence and challenge themselves and their cooperative abilities. The camps, held in May, last for three days and two nights.
Directly upon arrival our students are separated into groups and compete in a pentathlon. Each game in the pentathlon is designed to promote teamwork and cooperation. The games are followed by dinner and then free time that can, for example, be spent in the sauna or in one of the hot pools. The next morning the students move on to more challenging group activities. Teamwork and cooperation are again the main focus of the activities, which include balancing and moving around logs, tight wires, team-building exercises and group competitions. Points are collected from each activity to see which groups have managed to develop the best teamwork. After lunch students take part in individual activities, such as air-rifle shooting, axe throwing and archery. Before dinner a competition designed to promote individual confidence is held. The day ends with free time, where our students can wind down after the busy day.
Day three begins at dawn with breakfast and the cleaning of our camp area. Our students then finish the camp with the completion of a high wire course. A fantastic end to a great camp.
Year seven children who are keen to be part of the programme should let their teacher mentor know that they would like to be put forward if there are spaces available.
Mentors at Internationella Engelska Skolan phone home every two weeks to tell parents how their child is doing at school. The call comes whether the news is good or bad.
This film explains how the phone calls benefit the child, the parent and the school.
At Internationella Engelska Skolan's schools around Sweden academic achievement is valued. Helping each child to achieve their potential is a key part of the ethos, but it's also vital to make sure that no child is left behind.