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Taco Night: A Wonderful Year 4 Event

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.  

 

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Agnes Hedlund Has The Power To Transform

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.  

 

 

 

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Skolval 2018 - A Way To Practice Democracy

Skolval 2018 

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.

#skolval2018

 

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The Big Challenge

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 

Martina Karlsson 

Raya Al-Sammarraie

Noel Johansson

Elsa Ekbäck 

Esther Kurhengamuzimu

Elsa Ekbäck, Raya Al-Sammarraie, Martina Karlsson, Noel Johansson

Winners from grade 6

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Harry Potter Week 2018

Harry Potter Week was a week where libraries around the world celebrate JK Rowling and her book series. This year the theme was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We had a quiz and a colouring competition in the library for students to enter and win cinema tickets.

We held a movie night in the Aula on 1 February, where we showed the film of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The students loved it. They were allowed to bring in snacks and spend an afternoon in Rowling's exciting world of wizards and magic.

We were inspired by Bloomsbury Publishers, who promote Harry Potter Week once a year. Since the books are so popular, we decided to let our students enjoy immersing themselves in her books.

It was a very successful week. We had many entries for the competitions, especially the younger years who were very excited to colour and get creative for the competition.

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Innovative Woodwork Designs

This Spring term, year 9 were given a project with the following brief; 'to research, design and create a container or shelf'.  This broad instruction gave the students free reign to flex their creativity.  The end product had to be practical and useful whilst showing an eye for artistic design.  Here are some examples of the finished products, which will indeed be put to good use in their new home.

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Classwork in Textiles

In textiles, students have been busy creating cushion covers, embroidery, envelopes and much, much more.  All with the help and expertise of our textiles teacher Ms. Isaksson.  Take a look below at some of the work from year 4, 5 and 7.

Year 7 Embroidery and cushion making
Year 7 Embroidery and cushion making
Year 5 Cushion Making
Year 5 Cushion Making
Year 4 Sewing envelope

 

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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.

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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.

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