It's been quite a busy first month back to school here at IES Falun!
We had a wonderful and sunny beginning of term where we welcomed all the students back to school! It was so nice to see the hallways come back to life after a couple of weeks of just teachers and staff working.
We kicked off the year with a Year Group Day where classes went out on an adventure together in Falun and got to work on getting to know each other and teamwork skills. And just this week, we followed up on those introduction week themes with a full Friendship Week at school. We have had fun theme days, daily acts of kindness, and challenges for students to take part in while earning points. It's been really great watching the students work together and encourage each other to be good friends.
During this Friendship Week, we also hosted our annual Skoljoggen race and Aesthetics Afternoon with the students. Two completely different activities on one day - and really fun for the whole school! We started the morning off with Skoljoggen at Kålgården where students raced against their year group to take home a medal! We ran for an hour around Kålgården before coming back to school for lunch and heading into the Aesthetics Afternoon.
Our wonderful Ms Ghani introduced a school wide project this year to bring our to life the art work our staff and students make. To kick-off the project, all staff and students have participated in an art installation that is now presented all across our school. We have all decorated a circle to represent what our school stands for. We had themes such as international, growth, empathy, structure, love, and inclusiveness. The staff and students created the most beautiful pieces of artwork that have really brought our school to life!
It's been a wonderful beginning of term, and we are really looking forward to what the rest of the school year brings!