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Video: 13 IES Schools Competed In Eurovision Inspired Contest

Video: 13 IES Schools Competed In Eurovision Inspired Contest

Singing in Spanish helped Emilia Söderlund (above, centre, with her teacher Mr Vary and her mother) from Internationella Engelska Skolan Johanneberg to win a language and music competition for IES schools.

Each year schools compete in a Eurovision-inspired contest, which sees students sing in languages other than English or Swedish.

This year 13 schools took part in the competition at IES Sundsvall – who hosted because they won the competition last year, in true Eurovision style.

Those competing sang in French, German and Spanish, in front of hundreds of students, and a jury made up of language and music teachers, at Tonhallen in Sundsvall.

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Video of the winner's reprise: Emilia Söderlund from IES Johanneberg

After a tense judging process considered the linguistic and musical talents of the very strong entries this year, Mr Brisson, principal of IES Sundsvall, announced the results.

While Emilia took first prize, a team from IES Eskilstuna (left), made up of Tamara Abood, Farah Mouhi, Eira Ankarfjärd and Darian Mather came second, while Cecilia Nilsson from IES Lund (below, right) came third.

Other schools who made the journey to Sundsvall to take part in this year’s contest included IES Bromma, Huddinge, Kista, Landskrona, Liljeholmen, Tyresö, Täby, Västerås and Årsta.

After performing David DeMaría song Cada Vez Que Estoy Sin Ti and receiving her trophy Emilia told the audience: "Thank you so much, I did not think I was going to win since there are so many talented people here and they were really great. Give them applause, please.”

 

After she left the stage she added: “I am grateful that I had this chance today, and I want to thank everyone, but especially my Spanish teacher Señor Rios, my music teacher Mr Duckworth, Mr Vary for coming with me, and my parents for being there with me and supporting me.

"This was my first time taking part in Eurovision, it was exciting but then I heard the other schools singing and they were so good, so I got nervous, but it was exciting.

"When I heard the winner announced, I said ‘well, that’s me’. I thought that Sundsvall would win again because I think she was really good and deserved to win.

"I have been studying Spanish for three years. I would not have believed three years ago that I could win today, but my music teacher told me that I should be here and he helped me, and here I am.”

Emilia’s victory means that next year the contest will be hosted by IES Johanneberg. She gave advice for all students thinking of taking part: “Believe in yourself, do what you like to do, and do not worry about what others think."

Winning turn: Emilia performing in front of judges

Pythagoras Quest Math Competition, Regional Finals!

Two Grade 9 teams of three from IES Eskilstuna will be competing in the Pythagoras Quest Regional Finals against 24  students from other schools around Södermanland. The Pythagoras Quest Regional Finals will be held here at IES Eskilstuna on Thursday March 23rd and the winning team will have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals in Malmö at the beginning of June.

We wish our great students the best of luck for the Regional Finals!

www.pythagorasquest.se

Schack4an results!

January 29th, all our grade 4's competed in the chess tournament Schack4an, in the Eskilstuna Final. We had around 80 students from IES who came to school on this Sunday, very nervous and excited about the competition. And they all wanted to go through to the next final. After 3 thrilling chess rounds we had a result! 

The mentors being there are happy to say that 4 of our 6 classes qualified to the next final - The regional final in Nyköping! The students will meet year 4's from different schools, for example Strängnäs, Flen, Katrineholm, Nyköping and more! If they qualify, we will compete in the big Sweden final and meet students from all over the country!  We are very proud of our classes who behaved perfect on this day and did their best to win!

Musikjakten competition: Internationella Engelska Skolan i Eskilstuna

Students from 9G at IES Eskilstuna have created and submitted a poster for Nobel Museum's Musikjakten competition. Hundreds of students across Sweden participated by creating music using a digital music engine based on principles of evolution. Sounds were created by pairing and mutating the "genetic code" of other sounds through multiple generations to create new and unique sounds. Students then analysed data collected about both the sounds created and information about the users' musical tastes and habits to see if any trends could be seen.

In the final step, the students created a poster describing the research and their results, including a link to one of the new sounds created.

Our students' poster is one of the 25 finalists in the competition. Now it's time for the public to vote!

Follow the link below and click on the Facebook "Like" button at the bottom of the page to help them win! The three posters with the most "likes" will be submitted to a jury and they will select the winning poster.

The prize for the winning poster is three tickets to the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm in December!

Vote here;
http://www.nobelmuseum.se/sv/forskarhjalpen/musikjakten-internationella-engelska-skolan-i-eskilstuna

If you want to see the other posters in the competition, you can look here,
http://www.nobelmuseum.se/sv/forskarhjalpen/musikjakten-postertavling

Vote today and share the news with your family and friends. Let's work together and help 9G win the competition! You can even share the link with all of your Facebook contacts today!

IES Eskilstuna student reached highest score in Kangaroo Maths Competition

More than 300 pupils from 16 schools visited Mälardalen's University last March to compete in this year's Kangaroo Maths Competition.

It is an international competition in modern maths which in Sweden is arranged by The National Centre of Maths education.

We are happy to congratulate Kaziah Seremba in Year 4, Junior School, Internationella Engelska Skolan i Eskilstuna who managed to score full marks, 96 points out of a possible 96. Excellent job!