Grade 8 visited parliament last week, to participate in workshops and learn more about how Sweden is run. A very important and valuable experience!
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Holocaust survivor, Livia Fränkel, visited our school on United Nations Day, 24th of October. She addressed our grade 9 students and gave a detailed historical account of events, intertwined with her own story of growing up in Transylvania and how eventually the war also reached them. This was a much appreciated lecture, and of great importance. We were most grateful to have her come to our school.
Science is the study of the world around us and as such we try to take the students out on field trips or bring expert speakers in to the school. So far this year the year 4 have been following “Gulastigen”, looking at this habitat and its population, 30 of our year 7 have been for a day at Tekniska Museet in Stockholm and last week the year 9 have been to Uppsalas Evolutionary Museum as part of their Biology course. This week year 5 go to Naturskolan to study “allemansrätten” and the year 4 will be going to BIotopia to continue their work with habitats. Let's hear it for Science!
Säkra varje unge - a non-profit organisation working against internet grooming and sexual abuse of children held a lecture for our grade 5 students and grades 4-6 parents last week. They talked about how various aps are used on the internet today by our youth and how unknown adults can potentially quite easliy get in contact with our children. An open dialogue between parents and children was promoted so that children always feel supported if something inappropriate happens to them on the web. A much appreciated presentation by both students and adults.
Last Wednesday the whole school participated in Skoljoggen! The students walked down to through Ultuna and walked or ran a 5 km loop along the river. House points were handed out for wearing House colours and of course also to the fastest runners. A great afternoon! All funds collected went to Clowner utan Gränser, which is Skoljoggens sponsored charity this year.
On Wednesday 4/9 Christian Benedict held a very appreciated lecture on the importance of sleep, during our parents evening for Middle School. It tied in very well with Anders Hansen's “sommarprat” on the effects of exercise and sleep on our health. One point they both make: please make sure your mobiles are not next to your bedside when sleeping, but in another room, turned off!
As tradition dictates we have had the Clash of Houses competitions the past 2 weeks with years 4&5 and 8&9 week 34 and 6&7 last week. This has been a fun filled afternoon with brain teasers and also different game. Right now Celcius House is in the lead, but students will be able to collect points throughout the year. We will see who wins in June!
Thank you for all your nominations to Lärargalan! Uppsala län has had 81 nominees and 22 work at IES Uppsala! Nominations are now closed, we look forward to finding out who will be rewarded with prices.
A warm welcome to all new students and a warm welcome back to all returning students! It has been great seeing everyone over the past two days. I hope you have all had a fantastic summer.
Today schedules resume as normal after 2 days with your mentors. We have a busy start to the year with Clash of the Houses (competition for the students) and Parents Evenings coming up over the next two weeks.
Wednesday 28/7 Parents evening Year 4-6 18.00 - 19.00; Schoosoft workshop 19.00 - 19.45
Wednesday 28/7 Parents evening Year 7-9 17.45 - 18.30; 18:30 - 19:30, föreläsning Christian Benedict - "Sömnforskare"
Looking forward to great 2019/20
Ps Parents and students, you can now follow us on instagram if you wish: iesuppsala
For the second year in a row IES has taken first and second place in the finals. Both IES Lund and IES Uppsala had a total of 30 points but IES Lund was slightly faster in the speed test, which is why IES Uppsala received second place. Both schools did am excellent job in the task competition!
David Mörtberg, from Uppsala, won the Pythagoras Quick final!