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Year 8 Bridge Project

Year 8 Bridge Project

Mr. Petersen and the Year 8s have studied and built bridges in Technology class.

This is what they said:

"The bridge project is meant to teach the students how forces work, during our project we mainly focus on tension and compression. After a series of lectures they will use their knowledge and apply it towards building a bridge made out of popsicles, string and woodglue. This they will produce within three lessons.

"After completion we will test them by putting stress on the bridges through the use of dumbells, when they will no longer suffice we use people as weights."

Check out a video of their project here:

 

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From the Principal

Autumn Fair at IES Länna

Autumn Fair at IES Länna

Not even the cold and rain could keep us from having a blast! On Saturday, November 9, the PTA at IES Länna hosted its first annual Autumn Fair. This event attracted 500 visitors and enlisted the help of over 100 parents, students and staff. Attractions at the Autumn Fair included a food truck, activities run by several local sports clubs, a visit from the local police, bake sales, a loppis, a book fair, and science demonstrations by IES Länna students and staff. It was incredible to see the talents of our students and the dedication of so many at IES Länna to our school and its culture.

A huge thank you goes out to the PTA parents, as well as all the others who helped make this event a huge success. We can't wait for our next big event!

Welcome to IES Länna PTA's Autumn Fair

Welcome to IES Länna PTA's Autumn Fair

IES Länna’s PTA presents: Autumn Fair, Saturday, November 9th 10:00-14:00

Welcome to our beautiful schoolyard to shop at a loppis, eat food from food trucks, try science experiments, test out different sports (American football, cheerleading, karate, etc.), meet community groups, and much more! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for some autumn fun!

This event is sponsored by Internationella Engelska Skolan - Länna’s PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and is open to the public. 

Admissions-questions will not be answered during the event and should, as always, be directed to info.lanna@engelska.se. Attendance of this event does not guarantee a spot at the school.

 

IES Länna PTA bjuder in till Höstmarknad, lördagen den 9 november klockan 10:00-14:00

Välkommen till vår fina skolgård där du kan fynda på loppis, äta en bit god mat från “food trucks”, delta i experiment, träffa ideella föreningar och prova på sporter som amerikansk fotboll, cheerleading, karate m.m.

Ta med dig familj, vänner och grannar och njut av hösten!

Det här evenemanget sponsras av Internationella Engelska Skolan - Länna PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) och är öppet för allmänheten.

Frågor vad gäller kön för antagning till skolan kommer inte kunna besvaras under evenemanget utan hänvisas som vanligt till info.lanna@engelska.se. Deltagande i höstmarknaden betyder inte att man senare är garanterad en plats på skolan.

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

(Junior Academy Members: L-R Elias and Victor from IES Länna)

Eight students from five IES schools have joined a prestigious group of young international scientists and mathematicians.

The New York Academy of Sciences started its Junior Academy to encourage talented students from around the world to work together, with companies and experts to find innovative solutions to global challenges. Now the group has recruited students from IES schools in Johanneberg, Liljeholmen, Huddinge, Sundsvall and Länna for this STEM project (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students taking part in the project compete in challenges over 70 days with topics around some of the greatest issues humanity faces today, including issues around public health, nutrition, hygiene, climate change and energy, among others.

Two of the students taking part are Victor and Elias from IES Länna. 

Elias said: “I have always loved to come up with solutions and design work, I love these subjects and working in groups, so I can learn from all of these different people from around the world. That is the biggest part of it, you get to be part of this community and solve problems with people.

"The school told me about this opportunity, I got help from my teachers to write my application, and one of my teachers wrote a recommendation letter. I couldn’t have written such a good application without all that help.”

Victor added: "I will learn to work in teams and with people from all over the world, make friends, and learn about people with different abilities.  For example, right now I am not good at coding but I might get a lot better and learn more, maybe develop interests I do not have today.

"When I talked to my parents, they weren’t too sure I would succeed. When I told them that I got in they were really happy, they said congratulations and that I could choose dinner.  I chose kebab, of course.”

Being part of the programme means that the students taking part are members of the New York Academy of Sciences, which once had Charles Darwin and Thomas Edison as members.

The students work in their free time to find the best solution to the challenges which have been posed.  Those taking part choose who they want to work with, through a global network where they can create a profile which lists their skills and interests.

Now both Victor and Elias have been approached by other students from around the world, keen to enlist their help for the challenges.

Elias said: “I have a lot of messages telling me that they want to learn things together and asking if I want to team up. A lot from Sweden, but also from Pakistan and Egypt, there are a lot from those countries and India. I’m amazed that they want to learn from me and team up with me, it just feels good”

Mr Pruden, academic manager at IES Länna, has been one of those encouraging the two students to apply to take part.

He said: “We were really hoping that one of the two might get in, and when we got the emails to say that they would both take part, we had an academic euphoria. It was a nice feeling and great to see how much both of these students really lit up."

Those teams who win a challenge are given an all-expenses-paid trip to the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City for the annual Global STEM Alliance Summit, where they receive prizes and special recognition.

That is something Victor has his eye on, but he thinks this year will be spent learning how the system works, so that he has a greater chance of winning challenges in the years to come.

He said: “Of course it would be really fun to go to New York but I have plenty of time to win a challenge, I can be part of the community for five years.  Now I will focus on learning the community and seeing how it works.”

IES wishes all the students taking part the best of luck and hopes that they reach New York.

From the Principal

Junior Leaders at IES Länna

Junior Leaders at IES Länna

We are so proud of our Junior Leaders! Each day, students from Year 5 lead by example by improving the school environment and by mentoring our youngest students. We are so proud to see them display responsibility, initiative and school pride. Thanks for all you do, Junior Leaders!

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