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On December 6, five of our students got to meet this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz!
From left to right: Gabriell Åhlin, Rebecka Bornhall, Jin Manlai, Sebastian Froste, Nobel Laureate Michel Mayor, Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz, Lucas Dow and our Physics teacher Dr Bozi.
The IEGS Debate Society participated in the 2018 Stockholm Schools Debating Championships in Lund on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. After taking Best Novice Team two years in a row in 2016 and 2017, they set their sights on further improving their skills and performance. The school sent one very hardworking team of five students: Andreas Backman, captain, Daniela Tupan, co-captain, Akshat Deshpande, Dylan Bradford, and a brand new competitor this year, Didrik Bratt.
Over the course of the weekend, the students had an undefeated winning streak of six for six when they headed into the final
We spent a week with European youth just like us, debating important issues that affect the EU and us everyday. Over the course of a week, we learned how to draft legislation, reach consensus on difficult issues, how to debate, how to speak in public and how to understand the other side of an argument despite feeling very strongly for your side.
The EYP experience is truly indescribable, but I’ll do my best. The people you live with go from strangers to your second family within this time, and tears are spilled when it’s time to leave. You spend every waking moment with these people. They
The second-year aesthetics students are doing an exciting new art project! Their work is to aesthetically express their reflections on anti sexual violence and respect.
To give inspiration, Mathilda Aguilar from nxtME, a nonprofit organization that helps incest survivors, came to the school and held 4 lectures on the topic of respect. She talked about respect on a societal, communal and individual level, and told the story of her own experience with incest. The topic revoked a lot of emotions that first manifested itself with silence and later heated discussions. With these discussions and
I enjoy my walk into school each morning. It is the best time of day for me to collect my thoughts and breathe in the fresh air. As a treat, when I get closer to the school, I set my eyes on the colorful and ever changing window displays of Gunnarsons Specialkonditori and Skrapan boutique in Södermalm. Delicious breads, pastries and cakes of the season are promoted at this timeless konditori, while the other has a very fashion forward window display that subtlety integrates local and global awareness on events or issues.
Two displays have grabbed my attention these weeks; the treats with
As a part of the Pride Day, there will be an exhibition in the library with books with a LGBT theme. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
As natural as it feels for us that the school library could have an exhibition with books that celebrates all kinds of love, it is important to remember that this would not be possible in some parts of the world. In some countries homosexuality is punished with death. But also in Sweden many teenagers and adults feel like outsiders and not accepted for who they are.
Welcome to the library to take a look at the books! I’ve tried to
It’s 2018, the start of another 12 brand new chapters, 365 new opportunities to learn, improve, try new things, live healthier, be open to change and challenges! January is a time for new year resolutions and forward planning. And forward planning we are at IEGS! 2018 will bring another graduating class in the spring and it will bring in new applications for our autumn intake of first year high school students. The year 2018 also means a celebration of 10 years in our building in Södermalm – one of the hippest, liveable neighbourhoods according to Vogue. Our building has always been a school
Between the 9th and 14th of July, when most students were enjoying their summer break, Shelby Edlund (SP2D) and Filip Mellin (NS2A), participated in the International Young Pioneer Union Summit in Shenzhen, China. IYPUS was founded in 2012 and has, till now, successfully held five conferences.
Students across four continents, from over hundreds of prestigious high schools have attended the conference over the past five years. Each year the discussion has focused on a specific topic such as “An Ideal School”, “Innovated Commonweal” and “E-ducation: The information Age of Education”. This year
On November 18-20 the IEGS Debate Society took part in the Swedish Schools Debating Championship held at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Twenty teams from seven schools participated in what was an intense and challenging weekend. Many students who were new to IEGS Debate Society this year were able to see the results of their hard work and persistence.
Our team of Emilie Turgeon, Adnane Ben Sennah, Mimi Wilkinson, and Matilda Bergström won the Novice Team championship, and they also placed fourth in the finals for the debate championship overall. Giulia Armiero won Best Novice
This week IEGS will be hosting the National Session of the EYP, but let's take a look back following their journey from Leipzig for the International Session!
Whenever someone asks me to explain what the European Youth Parliament is, I always find myself having a hard time to get it down in only a few sentences. Where do I start? How am I supposed to summarize all the experiences, challenges, laughs, new thoughts, faces and memories that each new session of EYP brings with it? Due to this it is often the case that when returning back from a session, many of us EYP’ers simply reply with