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Student Work

Growing trees and knowledge

Seedlings

Starting last fall we got a group of approximately 10 students together to plant trees. The goal was to grow some trees in school that we could give out in the hopes that one day they would provide a nice view, some shade and if we are lucky, some ecosystem services. We connected this to what we were learning in science about global warming and how trees naturally are a carbon sink that also provide food and shelter to local animals. 

The seeds that we planted were a mixture of gathered seeds of oak, mango, avocado, and chestnut and redwood seeds that we ordered online.

They were grown (mostly) in the school and May is the time for them to be given out to the students and staff that have a nice home for them. 

'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.'

Student Work

The Spanish team's got talent!

The Spanish team's got talent!

Yet again, IESG students have impressed with their language skills. This spring, two of our Year 9 students, Julia Söderström and Elisabeth Gorn, qualified in the Spanish section of the International Language Competition. They went on to the regional final for the Stockholm region, where they finished an admirable third. Congratulations, we are proud of you! 

 

From the Principal

Gavle Sr students qualifies to the finals in International Language Competition

Gavle Sr students qualifies to the finals in International Language Competition

On 6 March, two of our Year 9 students participated in the regional final for Spanish in the International Language Competition (previously known as Språkolympiaden) in Stockholm, after having qualified in the first round of competitions, which are held online. Six schools from the middle Sweden region had qualified for the regional final, and three of them were IES schools! Our students achieved an impressive 20 out of 21 points, and with that, won the regional final!

This means that they are moving on the the national finals in Malmö on 29 March! We are very proud of them, and are keeping our fingers crossed for them in the finals!