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Naturskolan (Year 6)

Naturskolan (Year 6)

During Week 38, our students in Year 6 had the opportunity to go to Naturskolan for the day to learn about water and water safety!

They began the day with a short introduction to water from their wonderful guide, Anders. He explained that the world is 70% water, and broke this number down by the amount we see every day in our lakes, streams, ponds, clouds, etc. He then explained that Swedes use, on average, 190 litres of water each day! When the students played a game to fill a bin up to 190 litres, it didn’t seem like that much water since it didn’t take too long to fill. But when you then learn that some people in our world have access to less than 5 litres of water a day, you realise how important and rare clean water can be.

After their short lecture, the students could get some hands on experience! In small groups, they rowed boats out to small islands. They were tasked with measuring the water depth, clarity, and temperature on their way. Once they arrived to the island, then needed to measure the circumference. Then they made a fire on the island and had a nice lunch together, discussing what they had learned for the day.

Looking forward to our next adventure at Naturskolan!

Student Work

Magic World of Books Poster Competition

Magic World of Books Poster Competition

During the first month of school, our wonderful Librarian Ms de Linares has been running her annual Magic World of Books Poster Competition. This competition is an opportunity for students to connect their love for reading with their love for the arts - to create a piece of art that represents the magic of being swept away on the adventures in a really great book!

Ms de Linares received 28 submissions to the poster competition this year, from students all across the school! They were all beautiful, inventive, and unique! Ms de Linares said she was quite happy the winning poster wasn’t up to her, as she wouldn’t be able to pick one!

After three days of voting, the students named their winning posters!

  • 1st Place Prize goes to… Mio Olsson Klarqvist (6A)
  • 2nd Place Prize goes to… Soroush Ghorbani (6A)
  • 3rd Place Prize goes to… Natalie Lenngren (5C)

The students have all received a trophy for their wonderful art pieces. Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition. Stay tuned for the next one coming up very soon!

IES Falun

From the PrincipalStudent Work

Junior School Award!

Junior School Award!

Hello,

We have some very special news to share with you all!

A couple of weeks back, Ms Iljans and Ms Doty attended the Principals Quality Conference together in Stockholm for all Principals and Academic Representatives from Internationella Engelska Skolan. At this conference, they received an award on behalf of IES Falun!

Our school has won an award for the Most Progress in Junior School Academic Achievement across Internationella Engelska Skolan in Sweden! Based on the Nationella Prov scores in Swedish, Math, and English, our school made the biggest improvement from the 2015/2016 Academic School Year to the 2016/2017 Academic School Year.

We are very proud of the students and teachers who worked so hard last year to achieve such a special award!

Ms Iljans and Ms Doty

Skoljoggen 2017

Skoljoggen 2017

Hello IES Falun!

Yesterday, our school ran Skoljoggen for the first time, and it was such a great morning!

Students arrived at school between 08:00 - 09:00 for some warm oatmeal and sandwiches at Breakfast Club, and then they headed out to Kålgården for their 60 minute run, jog, walk, or skip around the lake. We also lucked out with some gorgeous autumn weather - perfect for some outdoor exercise!

The loop around Kålgården is approximately 1500m long - which is a pretty long route! But our staff and students were able to do an average of 3 laps around the lake (4.5 km!). So on that note, we wanted to share some statistics from our very first Skoljoggen!

**Our students ran around Kålgården a total of 1146 times!**

**Our students ran a total of 1716 km!**

JUNIOR SCHOOL RESULTS

  • 3rd place prize goes to… 6C with 85 laps around Kålgården (127.5 km!)
  • 2nd place prize goes to… 6A with 89 laps around Kålgården (133.5 km!)
  • 1st place prize goes to… 5C with 90 laps around Kålgården (135 km!)

SENIOR SCHOOL RESULTS

  • 3rd place prize goes to… 7A with 73 laps around Kålgården (109.5 km!)
  • 2nd place prize goes to… 7C with 74 laps around Kålgården (111 km!)
  • 1st place prize goes to… 9A with 78 laps around Kålgården (117 km!)

Congratulations to our Winning Class: 5C!! These students ran 135 kms together, averaging 5.6 km a person. Way to go, 5C!

A big thank you to everyone who has already contributed on behalf of our school to Clowner utan Gränser. If you would like to make a donation still, you can visit our *IES Falun Skoljoggen Page*, and it will be open until Saturday, September 30th.

Good job, IES Falun!

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