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LAN XVIII

LAN XVIII

What more can you ask for from the school when it comes to extra-curricular activities than, in two words: LAN PARTY!

From Friday afternoon until Saturday morning, the students get to bring their own computer and play all night long. From our perspective, it is great to see all these students in their gaming environment, playing together and having so much fun. This is a tradition that started 9 years ago, and we have every intention of keeping it going.

Internationella Engelska Skolan in Gävle goes PINK

Internationella Engelska Skolan in Gävle goes PINK

During week 8, IESG celebrated Pink Week, the anti-bullying week, started two years ago at our school.

The campaign originally started in Canada when a boy wore a pink shirt to school and was bullied. Two of his classmates stood up for him, bought 100 pink shirts for students at the school to wear and turned up the next day in school, making quite a large statement. This was the start of Pink Shirt day.

Mr. Hall is networking with students during Pink Week lunches

At IESG we started the week by decorating the lunch hall pink. We had a photo booth where students and staff took photos with statements like "Stop bullying". On Wednesday all students and staff were encouraged to wear pink shirts, ties, hair bands, shoes etc to show their support.

We invited David Berjlund to the school to talk about identity and homophobia and everyone's right to be who they are and love who they wish. Also for the year 9's, they took part in Khazar Fatemi’s lecture also about identity and just being able to see that what people go through in the world, we must get knowledge about the situation before we judge it.

A class poster competition and a mannequin challenge ended this year's Pink Week in a great way. We really hope to let Pink Week grow in the future with more lectures, more student involvement and more knowledge about the right to be who you are. We stand up against bullying at IESG and Pink Week just shows one of the many things we do together.

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Tom Palmer - Author Visit All the Way From England!

Tom Palmer - Author Visit All the Way From England!

We were thrilled and honored to have our first author visit from abroad when Mr. Tom Palmer from England came to visit our Year 6 and Year 7 students on a snowy winter's day. He is the author of many books, mainly with sport and historical themes. He spoke about his own school years when reading was hard for him, about how reading changed his world in his late teens, and about his work as an author today. He also played a fun quiz game with the students, which led to a football penalty shootout, and three happy winners who each won a book autographed by Mr. Palmer!

Year 8 Hikes

Year 8 Hikes

As part of the outdoor education requirements within Physical Education, our Year 8 students get to go on a day-long winter hike. This year, we had excellent winter conditions for it, as students and teachers took off to Hillesjön outside town. After skiing to a good spot, the students built shelters and cooked lunch in the open air, with the help of equipment they had brought along. Food always tastes extra good outside after exercising! Each class had a good day of putting into practice what they have learned in class, as well as having an enjoyable time together!

Pot over the fire, food tastes good when you are outside!

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