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"Be The Change" At IES Södertälje

"Be The Change" At IES Södertälje

“Be the Change” 

This year our year five students took a stand against climate change. 

They had to make a speech and create a motivational poster to try to raise awareness for the harmful impact climate change has on our daily lives, and how to help. 


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Great job by our class, we look forward to continuing more work on climate change during the rest of the term.

Text and photo: Mr Wester

Hoop Hop Showdown 2019!

Hoop Hop Showdown 2019!


Our fantastic year 4 and 5 students, along with some crazy teachers, braved the weather on Tuesday for the Hoop Hop Showdown. 


A fantastically fun game combining jumping along a hoop track and the old classic 'rock paper scissors'.  We had a lot of fun watching the students compete to get to the other side of the track in order to win points. 

All the students played really well, with great attitudes even when they got knocked out at the last hoop.  Even the rain couldn't dampen the smiles, laughter and cheers. 

Well done to all who took part and helped and a huge thank you to Ms Kaur who made hot chocolate to help warm us all up again! 

At the end of both the year 4 round and the year 5 round the leaderboard was as follows: Ventus in first place, Terra in second place and Aqua and Ignis join third place.

Text and photo: Ms Kerr

IES Södertälje Visits Tekniska Museet - Student Post

IES Södertälje Visits Tekniska Museet - Student Post

Last week IES Södertälje took 30 budding scientists from year 7 to “ Tekniska Museet “. Maryam from grade 7 writes her experience of the day. 

The day started with a presentation by Swedish scientist and astronaut, Christoffer Fuglesang , Professor Joli Gold, and Professor David Sampter from Scotland.

In Christoffer Fuglesang's presentation he presented the journey to Space, how he prepared and why he was sent to Space . 

Christoffer explained that he joined NASA and went to Russia to prepare himself for the big journey. He was trained for his Space mission underwater and in the air. He was sent to Space because he was going to build the Space station, so he brought many things from earth to Space and he also fixed the solar panels in Space.  After 14 years of training he finally made it. The whole launch process from NASA to Space took about 8½ minutes. He spent 13 days in Space. Professor of bio material, Joli Gold spoke about how to grow meat artificialy and Professor David Sampter from Scotland had an interesting presentation about artificial intelligence.

After the interesting lecture we got to investigate part of the museum for about 20min. There were a lot of activities that used your five senses and modern technology.


After lunch we met Maria, Marika and Lina . They explained about how Photovoltaics with sun light made energy , the photon gives the energy to the electrons which makes a movement. With stronger Light you would get more energy which makes the electrons to have more current. To calculate the power of an object you will need this formula : p (power) = c (current) x v (voltage). It was very interesting , we used different types of scientific material for example the ammeter.


From the scientist from KTH we learned a very interesting thing which was about the special glue that they had investigated . It was a non toxic substance that had molecules that the body recognized. This is a cheaper and better way to repair skeleton if it gets damaged, because now and before they used to used metal to fix the problem but the skeletons that will have the glue will be more flexible, said the scientist. All of the research for this glue took about ten years. We also learnt about another subject which was cement mixed with water, it could also be good to fix damaged skeleton. They fill in the empty space in the skeleton and then over time the skeleton starts to grow and the cement disappears. To actually know how strong it was,we made small bones from cement.

Then Sara from KTH showed us a robot named "Pepper". A robot that is a social robot that means it looks like a human. It could help people to organize things, refer objects and the robot knows conditions ( etc ). As scientists, they are working on how to make them more social. We did an activity with the robot which was that we pointed at an object in the table and it was going to tell us where it was . That was really cool and interesting to watch.

With another scientist we played a game , and by that game we saw how the robot was looking using a computer. The robot had a hard time identifying different things with the same color.  It was a great experience to see how you and the robot were communicating by a game.

The last thing we did in this amazing museum was to walk around the museum and to investigate all of the technological objects. We saw different types of robots , the development of different objects for example the development of the mobile phone and the vacuum cleaner.



This day was a fantastic day with a lot of new things that we learned from great scientist from all over the world. 

Text by: Maryam Year 7 Photo: Mr Brace 

New Mural At IES Södertälje With Exclusive Interview

New Mural At IES Södertälje With Exclusive Interview

This past Spring, IES Södertälje students in grades 6-8 participated in creating a large community-based painting that now hangs in our schools entrance. The project was funded by Skapande Skola, a national venture by Kulturrådet to get artists into Swedish classrooms. 


The colorful mural is a result of the personal symbols developed by our students in art class, and painted by 8th graders with the leadership of Stockholm-based artist Saadia Hussain. You can see an exclusive interview by our year 9 Student Julia with Saadia in the video below.

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Ms. Hussain, the recipient of Stockholm’s Honored Artist Award in 2018, is interested in identity, freedom of expression and democracy, and has led projects nationally and internationally that have shared the power of communal art with thousands of participants. 

8th graders completed the actual painting of the mural with the artist and art teacher Ms. Eyre over a two-day period. The finished artwork is a splash of color in our school entrance and will be a reminder for our students of our individual and shared identities for years to come.

Text: Ms Eyre // Photo, Film & Edit: Mr Brace


IES Södertälje Launches On Instagram

IES Södertälje Launches On Instagram

This week IES Södertälje launched their very own Instagram account for the Student Elective photography class.

Headed by Mr Brace and Mr Paulsson, @Iesso_photographyclub is a page for our photography students to show off their awesome work inside and outside of  the class. 


Mr Brace's (Left) and Mr Paulsson's (Right) Photos

Over the term we will update the page regularly and we hope that you can follow and see the photography talents of our students.  

We have also made a fun little competition for the students to promote the page; all around the school Mr Brace has hidden a collection of cards that feature some of the students photos and a secret message on the back with the instagram account name. So far it's been really fun to see students find cards and collect house points. 

From the @iesso_photographyclub Instagram account

This competition will run all week so keep looking for a chance to receive a house point.