Today approximately 200 enthusiastic IESG staff and students braved the stormy weather to show their support for cancer awareness and to put a special focus on www.tobiasregistret.se. Our dear Mr. Joakim Karlsson will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant this fall and we are doing all we can to raise awareness and donations for cancer research. Today IESG will donate 40 kr. per participant in the awareness campaign, which brings our total to well over 20,000 kr so far! Way to go IESG!
At IESG Senior, we have taken advantage of the beautiful winter weather we have had by going skiing and skating as much as possible. All students had the chance to take part in our annual Ski Challenge one gorgeous Friday morning, and both competitive and beginner skiers participated in and enjoyed the successful event.
Our Year 8 students have had the added experience of a winter ski hike. One whole class at a time have skied, made fires and cooked food out in the snowy woods, bonding, learning, and having fun.
We are lucky to be able to enjoy the great outdoors all year round!
On Friday 9 October we observed World Mental Health Day here at IESG Senior. Students and staff were encouraged to wear green clothing and green ribbon pins to bring awareness to issues regarding mental health. The school also organized an information booth in the school's entrance, where there was a table with information, a quiz, a bookshelf with both non-fiction and fiction related to mental health, and most importantly, staff from our Student Care Team who were there to provide information, answer questions, and chat with the students.
We will continue this important work during the school year and have regular, smaller, similar events with information and the opportunity to have informal conversations. We feel very strongly that it is crucial that we can all talk about mental health issues and healthy habits in an open, caring and unstigmatized way.