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!
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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.
Thank you all for this fantastic day,
Swedish Department 2018