A few weeks after the winter solstice, it is already possible to notice that the light is returning. And, just like the light, our students are also returning, and the school is again filled with buzz and energy! The staff has been planning and preparing, and we know the new term will be filled with both challenges and rewards, and many memorable moments - bring it on!
Snow is falling and the days are getting darker - clear signs that the autumn term is nearing its end. Learning, however, is not coming to an end - all of our students are working hard, and our Year 9 students have just finished their big, cross-curricular Second World War project, and are in the midst of oral national exams. Right before the end of term, we have four Choice Days coming up when our students have the opportunity to focus on a subject they want to develop further in and do some other activities, and in other groups, than usual. It is a good way to have a change of pace while also learning.
Despite rather dreary autumn weather, more than 30 students showed up on an early Friday morning for the first event of this years’ IESG Sports Challenge – the 10K run at Hemlingby. Speedy legs and ambition made for some fine results – well done, runners! Next up is the swimming challenge before Christmas, which will be followed by the skiing and biking challenges in the spring term.
After echoing empty over the summer, the hallways and classrooms of IESG have come alive again with the return of our students! The staff has been working hard to get everything ready for our 15th school year, and we have kick-started the year with fun-filled activity and team-building days. We have had happy reunions with returning students, and exciting meetings with new ones. Now we are ready for another year of learning and developing!
In the morning, our Year 7 and 8 students had their end-of-year ceremonies, received grades and awards for accomplishments, and ran off to enjoy the summer.
After lunch, 212 nervous and excited Year 9 students, the IESG staff, and many hundreds of friends and family gathered at Estraden for another moving graduation ceremony - a grand celebration of learning and maturing, of ends, and new beginnings. This year, we were honored to have IES' founder, Mrs. Barbara Bergström, join us, and give one of the several inspiring speeches during the ceremony.
It is a very proud and emotional moment for us to see all these young people, who have entrusted us with their education during formative years, now ready to step out and start the next stage in their lives, and we wish them all the very best!