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Let's focus on the now

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Dr Rachel Heimeier

And just like that, the summer vacation has come to an end. Teachers and non-teaching staff have made their way back to school and I must say it has been wonderful to be together again in real life (IRL). Stories of “staycation” have been shared and I see that summer glow on rested faces, mixed with a sense of eagerness to return to working routines in school and with our students again IRL too.

Academic year 2020/21 will be different. IEGS has prepared for a return to school in line with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s current recommendations. In our current twenty-first century lives

Advent Calendar in the Library!

By Lydia Barsawme
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One of the best gifts you can get for Christmas is a book, and we are starting Christmas a little early in the library this year. We have an advent calendar box with short story books from Novellix. One book - one story!

The first student of the day who borrows a book for Christmas break pleasure reading wins a secret advent calendar book. The short story could be anything from a classic love story to a recently published piece of modern fiction. Unfortunately Novellix books are only available in Swedish, but if you are new to the language, short stories could be a great way to practice

Third Year Production

By Megan Rocher
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On the 21st of February the third year drama class at International English Gymnasium performed You can’t take it with you, a play written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The play was originally set in the 30’s. It’s a very entertaining comedy with many odd characters together with a playful plot. You can’t take it with you is a play about meetings, we get to know two families who are each others complete opposites. The Kirbys are a posh, rich family where both the father and the son work on wall street. The Sycamores on the other hand are a crazy mix of people! We meet everyone from

International Young Pioneer Union Summit 2017

By Megan Rocher
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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

World Book Day in the Library

By Megan Rocher
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World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.

Of course we will celebrate World Book Day in the IEGS Library as well! Since April 23rd is a Sunday this year, the celebrations will be on Friday. The day will feature secret books, author visit, literature quizzes and more. Everyone is Welcome!

Author Anders Fager. Photo by Anna-Lee Jansén

At 11:50 of Friday 21st the author Anders Fager will give a lecture and discuss writing with the students. Anders Fager is a Swedish

IEGS Debate Society

By Megan Rocher
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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

Physics trip to ESRF in Grenoble

By Megan Rocher
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At the end of October this autumn I, together with two other natural science students at IEGS, had the wonderful opportunity to go to Grenoble to visit ESRF, a synchrotron facility. Which obviously is a thing we all talk about on a daily basis. It is an electron accelerator, producing X-rays. Which might be even more confusing.

My name is Matilda Froste. I was one of the in total twelve girls who had sent in a contribution to a physics competition that would take us to ESRF and the city in which it lies. We quickly realised using English as a mean of communication in France wasn’t the most

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