The students had been selected based on interest and had to pass a knowledge test before being accepted. Their extra work paid off when they were first treated to a lively physics show that featured among other things infrared light and liquid nitrogen, and especially in the afternoon, the main event, when the students got to take part in a study testing for radioactivity in mushrooms from Björke and Trödje.
This was especially poignant for our students, as our area was greatly impacted by the Chernobyl disaster 34 years ago. It was a terrific opportunity for the students to see and experience how research is conducted in a renowned research facility.
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.
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!
For the fifth year in a row, the Swedish Department had the pleasure to invite Ms. Fatemi to our school. Connected to our theme “Flyga drake/Afghanistan” she offers our students insight into the struggle with having to leave your country and memories behind for something else. Something no one chooses willingly. We get to experience her search for who she is, where she comes from and how to find your identity. Her documentary “Where My Heart Beats” takes us back to Afghanistan with her and we get to follow her story - but not only that. We also get to meet Afghan people who are living life in uncertainty, in a country that is very unstable and who are fighting for their basic rights.
We are so grateful for a day with our students and Ms. Fatemi that gives us so much knowledge and brings attention to some of the most difficult times, decisions and struggles a person can go through.
This year, there was finally plenty of snow for winter activities for our annual winter sports day.
Lots of students enjoyed outdoor activities like skiing, skating and ice fishing, but there were also other, less wintery, activities to choose from, such as archery, dance, climbing wall, swimming, and padel tennis. There were plenty of opportunities to try something new, or to hone one’s skills in a favorite activity.