Teaching does not need to be limited to textbooks and whiteboards. With our fun school activities for kids, learning in school becomes more interesting and enjoyable.
On Thursday October 11th, IESL invited all year 4 students and their guardians to a nice evening to say thank you to the students and the guardians for the good start to the school year. This evening was designed to start a community with the newest students that are now apart of our school.
It was also an evening to engage the students in something new and to get everyone involved with school life. The year 4 students voted to have a Taco Night and invite their families to join them and the evening was fantastic. We had tacos, we had a PTA lead competition, we had ice cream, we had a fun quiz with prizes and everyone there had a chance to meet the staff of IESL.
We are looking forward to having more special nights at IESL. Keep your eyes open for the next event or meeting.
Above: The wonderfully tasty food prepared by the IESL Kitchen Team.
Above: Getting all the fixings for the tacos.
Above: Year 4 Students shows us all how to eat a taco. Well done!
Above: Gourmet serving of a taco plate.
Above: IESL Staff intoducing themselves and the food.
Above: The PTA is always showing support. Here is game the students got to play.
What happens when you take a few pieces of plywood, a lot of colorful paint and an incredibly talented artist? You transform a space, influnce a school community and brighten up a room. This is exctly what happened at IES Linköping over Höstlov.
IES Linköping is fortunate enough to be sprinkled with talented students. We have students that excel in academics and sports, but we also have a lot of incredible artist in our school.
One of these inspiring artist is Agnes Hedlund in year 9. She has created a colorful, powerful and capitivating mural in our Common Room. Her inventivness has left the school feeling happier and stronger.
All of us at IES Linköping are thankful for Agnes Hedlund's hard work, skill and inspiration.
IES Linköping began the school year by studying Democracy and Elections in every year and in different subjects. The Social Studies department covered the area in all years - Beslutsfattande och politiska idéer. English department compared the ruling systems in UK, US and South Africa. Science department looked the political parties solutions for sustainability. Mathematic Department looked at the maths behind election procedures.
Skolval 2018 (https://skolval2018.se/om/) is organised on national level and the project aims to teach students the democratic process and give them the opportunity to practise it. During the last election in 2014, around 500,000 students in years 7-9 and Gymnasiet participated.
Above: A box from Skolval with materials
Below: Ms Andersson and Mr Jonsson, teachers in charge on Election morning
IES Linköping gave our student the opportunity to be part of this. Groups of students worked during the day as Election Officials / Voting Clerks, supervised by the teacher in charge. Classes came to the polling station, the auditorium, to do the voting according the instructions made by Skolval 2018. As much as possible the process was the same as the real election.
Above: Khadijah Wali, Melker Kuzminski and Awo Mohamed Abdi are working as Voting Clerks.
Below: Timothy Grey, George Warda, Sreyansh Tiwari, Tilde Axelsson, Vera Hyllengren och Vera Kämpe - Voting Clerks posing for a picture
In the afternoon the Election Officials (students) counted the votes. The counting was public and interested students or staff members could come to auditorium and watch the procedure.
Above: A lot of counting in action
Below: Mr Ståhl Engström is supervisor. Caisa Thor, Arian Akbari, Saga Soomro, Adam Nählinder and Daria Kuchinskaya did a great job as Election Officials.
The results of Skolval 2018 will be public online for three months. The results are divided into schools, regions and national level.
IES Linköping has once again participated in The Big Challenge - a competition organized in Europe for students who do not have English as their native language. This year our students in grades 5-9 had outstanding results.
Students participating in The Big Challenge studied grammar, understanding, geography, history and social science. The students acquired knowledge of all the English-speaking countries.
Congratulations to the winners and all the participants!
IES Linköping Results:
Martina Karlsson 9B - 1st Nationally
Raya Al-Sammarraie 9B - 2nd Nationally
Saga Soomro 8B - 2nd Nationally, 1st Regionally (not picutred)
Noel Johansson 7C - 1st Regionally, 4th Nationally
Elsa Ekbäck 6A - 1st Regionally, 5th Nationally
Esther Kurhengamuzimu 5A - 1st Regionally, 6th Nationally
Elsa Ekbäck, Raya Al-Sammarraie, Martina Karlsson, Noel Johansson
Winners from grade 6
During the spring term 6D has studied Hinduism and Buddhism in their Religion Class. When time came for assessment they choose themselves how they wanted to be assessed (student democracy in action) and around half of them choose to do a webpage.
Here is the result: https://sites.google.com/engelska.se/iesl-religionskunskap-6d-2017-/startsida