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Budding Scientists Experiment

Budding Scientists Experiment

Student choice week was an opportunity to make new discoveries in the science department. Take a look at these exciting experiments by our budding scientists.

Did you know you can extract DNA from the food we eat? During student choice week we retrieved the DNA from a kiwi!

There are fossils under our feet at IESL. The whole school is paved in a limestone from Öland. The scavenger hunt was on to discover animal fossils from millions of years ago.

There is so much to learn about density. Our knowledge helped us build a colour density tower. How many layers and objects can you add to yours?

Here we are working on an experiment about heat absorption. It was great to learn so much about planning and doing experiments. Scientists of the future, here we come!

Student Work

Year 9 Shakespeare Project

Year 9 Shakespeare Project

Students in year 9 have been studying the life and works of the great Bard, William Shakespeare. Their task was to gather information about the playwright and create an engaging poster or model for younger audiences. Here is a snapshot of the innovative, visual, tactile and informative work year 9 have produced.

Lucia 2016

Lucia 2016

During these dark and cold December days, our Lucia celebration brings light and warmth into the school.  Over the last month, year 9 have been rehearsing with Mr. Austin to create a very special Lucia performance.  We heard traditional carols, reflective readings and beautiful solo lines from Isabelle Yemmin and Nathalie Andersson.  The atmosphere created was magical, you could have heard a pin drop.  Well done to all involved for your hard work.

Student Work

Student Choice Aesthetics

Student Choice Aesthetics

 

As part of Student Choice week, the aesthetics department created a variety of pieces to brighten up our school. In the library, we now have new cushion covers for our cosy seating. Embroided onto the cover reads 'There is no friend as loyal as a book'.

 

In other areas of the school, Mexican art is appearing.  These creations are traditionally made for Mexico's 'Day of the Dead' celebrations, they are said to represent a person's loved ones.

The art department also upcycled an enormous amount of old magazines to make collage portraits of local famous people.  Taking an entire week to finish them, these large masterpieces were created using only magazines. Students had to select small sections of the magazine, choosing various colours, sizes, light and shade to form the image.

 

In the music department sounds of the Student Choice Orchestra (SCO) could be heard. Students were challenged to learn three pieces of classical music in just five days.  The students' progress was so good, they performed Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King at Open House on Thursday evening.  Well done for the excellent effort!

All of this was accompanied by a delicious smell of homemade Fika from the Home Economics department.  An extremely fun and enjoyable week for all students involved.

Half Marathon Walk

Half Marathon Walk
Well done to our students who showed great tenacity in completing the half marathon walk during student choice week. Fifteen of our students made the choice to spend Friday exploring the woods of Vidingsjö, covering a total distance of 21km. A brilliant effort from all, hopefully their feet weren't too sore the next day!

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