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Last week we had our IHC Floorball and it was a great event! It’s always nice to see students come together and show good sportsmanship, enjoy a good sport and cheer each other on. Our first IHC was an all school event, so this was the first real house team vs house team and although we had to keep the crowd small they were still great. Congrats again to Russell ell House for their big win and for Pavlov coming in a close second!
WOW is all we can say for our 2021 IHC Cross Country! What an amazing event, being outdoors and enjoying a healthy walk or run on the track. Our students there supporting each other and their house, seeing everyone come together and coordinate to make the day a really great one.
Our house captains did an amazing job at bringing their house together, getting them ready for the 5k race and being supportive and enthusiastic the whole way! Our staff took on many roles during the day, some running and competing and others walking the track, motivating students to finish. The hardest task was
What an incredible event, the IHC Song is one that both students and staff at IEGS really look forward to each year. To be able to sing in such harmony, acapella, is just amazing. The amount of practice, work and dedication that goes into this event is just phenomenal. Seeing an entire house, first years to third years, come together, cooperate and sing is always special. This years song choices were as great as usual; Curie singing I Want it That Way by the Backstreet Boys, King singing Riptide by Vance Joy, Pavlov singing It’s Time by Imagine Dragons and Russell singing Valerie by Glee.
This years IEGS Art Exhibition had a lot of great contributions! Every house participated in making the Art Exhibition as great as it was. This year it was held during open house generating a huge outsider influx and really showed the public what the talented people of IEGS can do!
“It’s so impressive!”
“I would totally hang this up in my house!”
“Wow, I had no idea there were so many talented people at my school!”
We also had contributions from many teachers around the school; such as Mr Khün’s lovely “Dragonflies” piece, Ms Moore’s amazing collages from
It has been an exciting two weeks here at IEGS as we have just had our yearly inter-house Debate Competition! Starting the week off strong was the first debate starring the former champions from King House and the seasoned Curie. Representing King were Benjamin , Akshat and Andreas and on the opposite side representing Curie were Douglas, Katarina and Nada. The first debate had the motion that Extremist Groups should be Banned in Sweden. The debate started with the proposition clearly laying out their points in a detailed matter explaining how the current political situation in Sweden has been
Every year the traditional IHC Song takes place, where each house chooses a song that they sing acapella. This is an event where the whole house is involved, with around 200 students getting on stage and singing together. It is quite powerful and impressive! Since IEGS cannot hold 700 students and staff in the aula, the whole school makes its way over to Åså Gymnaisum down the road, and prepares for the event! It’s a great show of spirit, teamwork and of course talent too!
This year Ms Bogren and Mr Parnell were our hosts and they did an awesome job! They were very funny and kept us all
Written by Mr Foster:
As I was going to sleep I could tell it would be a restless night. Thinking off all the elements of preparation for the cross country. Tossing and turning hoping I had not forgot anything, wondering how my house and mentor class will perform. What fancy dress to wear and would anyone have the same costume? My daughter must have also sensed the excitement as she wet the bed at 3:30am. With a change of sheets and double check of the packing list it was time to go back to dreaming of previous cross country events and speculating about what Thursday would bring.
There is something special about dance. It gives people goosebumps, it excites people and makes them want to join in but it also brings out feelings that they didn’t even know they had. And for the dancers there is no difference. For them this is their creative outlet, it is their freedom and this is their way of telling a story. There is no surprise that this is something that makes this a beloved inter house competition that both the partitioners and the audience are waiting all year long for it.
The room is filled with energy. This is something that everyone wants to see, students and
Music is a form of artistic expression that when used in its true intent has the rare capability to reach out to a crowd - regardless whether big or small, strangers or friends - and produce a rush of vast, raw emotion within every single person in the room. Intense feelings of passion, fascination and inspiration go hand in hand with a carefully constructed piece of music delivered with true authenticity on stage. It is probable that this is the reason why the Ensemble is such a well-loved inter house competition by all of IEGS. Or maybe it is simply because of how enjoyable it is -
Chess. 16 pieces. One king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. It is a board game which not only requires intellect, but the ability to think strategically and quick. Chess IHC is without a doubt the most intense inter house competition, as players compete in a classic Berger tournament, in which contestants meet all other contestants in turn. With 5 minutes to play for each player, Chess IHC takes the price of being an exciting, intense and interesting competition throughout the years in IEGS.
For the past three years, King has won twice and Pavlov once. I still