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Cafeterian tar form

The cafeteria taking shape

När nu byggarna lägger de sista pusselbitarna på plats på våning 5 och 6 tänkte vi passa på att bjuda på en liten förhandstitt: här är en bild från det som kommer bli cafeterian på femte våningen. Bilden är tagen inifrån "baren" som kommer se till att det finns saker att både äta och dricka. (Den stora högen med grejer i mitten är alla våningens dörrar som ännu inte blivit monterade.)

Från rektorn

New year, new challenges

Painfully aware of how long ago it is since my last blog post, I know finally write. We are now well into the new academic year and the school has grown with five new classes. The initial difficulties with being more students and learning all new students how things work at IES  is now more or less over and we are steaming forward with full speed. We welcome a lot of new teachers to the school and of course we welcome back all the old teachers to. If we look back at the last academic year we can truly say that it was successful and we learned a lot, both students and staff. The results in the National tests for year six was very good;  98% C+ in English, 71% C+ in Swedish and 70% C+ in Mathematics ( third best school in IES in Mathematics) and is an inspiration for this year both in year six and year nine. We were also awarded an IES recognition for being the best school in IES according to the staff survey. This year we have also have the pleasure to harvest another great recognition from last years work. Charlie Malmqvist and Eric Portela of class 9A won the Swedish part of the Enlightening Imagination contest in science and technology and are going to the international finals in South Korea during the fall break. Congratulations and good luck. So with all these good example in mind, let us all go forward together and continue to improve our fantastic school.

Korea beckons for two students after engineering success.

Korea beckons for two students after engineering success.
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On Their Way: (L-R) Charlie and Eric with their wind-powered rice-crushing machine

Two students from Internationella Engelska Skolan Lund will face competitors from around the world when they represent Sweden in the Enlightening Imagination competition.

For their entry to the international maths and science contest Eric Portela and Charlie Malmqvist, from class 9A at IES Lund, designed a machine which can harness the power of the wind in Scania to crush rice, producing rice flour.

Their machine impressed the judges, who have now named them as the national champions for Sweden. 

Eric said: "I was in shock when they said that we had won, I couldn't think of that in the beginning, it was indescribable.  It was a good feeling though. Everything came out of my head from nowhere.  We didn't really have a plan from the beginning, but we had lots of inspiration from my parents, and our teacher Ms Sundin gave us some inspiration that we should use the powerful wind."

Charlie added: "It was a bit of work to build the machine, it took some time and thinking and it was a bit of a challenge.

"It is really exciting to go to South Korea, it is our first time to visiting Asia.  I am looking forward to the food. I haven't been there so I don't know a lot about it.  We get to stay there for a week.  The furthest I have been before is to Bulgaria."

As well as building their design the two students also produced a video about their device, in English, which they sent in support of their entry.

In picking the two Lund students to represent Sweden the judges said: "Their video and concept shows much appreciation for our Korean culture. They have not only shown effort to translate the material into English so that we could understand, but have also deeply researched into our traditional mill background and showed much creativity and intellect in their design."

The two students will now represent Sweden at the international event at Daejeon in South Korea during the autumn break, accompanied by Ms Sundin, academic manager for Internationella Engelska Skolan Lund.

 

 

Temadag om säkerhet

Security theme day

Onsdagen den 27 maj 2015 anordnade skolans säkerhetsgrupp en temadag om säkerhet för alla elever. Vi fick besök av representanter från ambulanssjukvården, brandkåren och polisen.

Eftersom detta var vår första temadag så blev det lite skakigt i början men när det var dags för lunch och alla klasser fått både lyssna och ställa frågor till våra gäster hade de inget annat än positiva saker att säga om de trevliga och artiga eleverna på IESL!

Räddningsverket informerade om hur varmt det blir i ett rum som brinner.Vi kommer nu utvärdera hur vi och ni tyckte temadagen gick och slipa vidare så att vi kan göra den ännu bättre i framtiden. 

Astronaut på IES

Astronaut på IES

(Astronauten Jean-Francois Clervoy på IES)

Den franske astronauten Jean-Francois Clervoy besökte fredagen den 6 mars IES i Lund. Efter en grandios entré på skolgården där alla elever samlats för att hälsa honom välkommen följde en spännande och intressant frågestund i en av våra salar där eleverna fick veta hur man sover i rymden och hur tunn atmosfären verkligen är.

Jean-Francois Clervoy (som för övrigt kan titulera sig både astronaut och kosmonaut) arbetar för ESA, European Space Agency och har gjort tre resor ut i rymden: bland annat har han besökt den ryska rymdstationen MIR och hjälpt till att korrigera det flygande teleskopet Hubble. Sammanlagt har han tillbringat 28 dagar, 3 timmar och 5 minuter i rymden!

Jean-Francois Clervoy
Jean-Francois Clervoy

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