During February, the USA and Canada observe Black History Month. Many countries in Europe observe this during October. We have a board up in school highlighting the importance of Black History Month and some important wisdom for all our students.
Just a couple of the wonderful "Choice Activites" happening in and around school, some of which included :-
Cross Country Skiing
Hair, nails and make-up
Käpphäst (hobbyhorse) competition and discussion about horses
. The students had two days filled with many varied and interesting activites happening in and around IES Västerås.
The “Erasmus Team” is proud to announce that we are officially working with the Escola Nova Povill school in Spain. The aim of this project is to develop language skills and instill in our students the confidence and competence to express themselves as well verbally as they do in reading and writing in the target language. This 24 month project sees the opportunities and benefits of co-learning across borders, and will also provide opportunities for teachers of both countries to learn good teaching practices through collegial learning. The project primarily revolves around the year 8 students now, who in year 9 will visit Spain to gain experience and become more competent and confident verbally in Spanish. Secondarily, the project concerns the year 6 students who will also be participating in local activities (such as presentations, videos, traditions, etc) since they will be the next round of students this project will affect when they become Year 8 students themselves. This project is a whole school project that will be embedded into different subjects, year groups and activities.
So what have we started so far!?
The Year 6 students have initiated the project with the help of Ms. Kanus by starting an “email-exchange” with the Year 6 students from Escola Nova Povill. Throughout the year they will continue to get to know the traditions, culture and customs of the students in our partner school, whilst practicing English and Spanish.
In Spanish, with the help of Ms. Giordanino and Ms. Sanchez, the year 8 students are writing letters and presenting who they are to the Year 8 students in our partner school.
We have also sent three of our teachers to Spain (Ms. Abrahamson, Ms. Ferguson and Ms. Maia), where they spent 5 days doing workshops and working with students at Escola Nova Povill to gain skills which can be shared with our teachers here in Sweden.
We are excited to begin the project! Let us know if you have any questions or if you are eager to get involved.
The “Erasmus Team”
Education, Education, Education.... By using recycled wood in träslöjd we are saving a few trees in the here and now. By planting this knowledge in the students and speaking about awareness, their thoughts will save 1000's of trees in the years to come. That’s the power of education. The future is built on it.
‘What does High Aspirations mean to us ?’
This cityscape is of our beloved Västerås. It was added to one of our corridor walls as a basis communicating how ‘High Aspirations’ going to be part of our lives.
We need your help to finish this wall. We need Parents and Students to take part and send a message of what high Aspirations means to you and we shall add this message to this wall. Our school is built on systematic high aspirations for the children to build the best possible future full of met aspirations.
So, send a ‘Caption’ or Message to your mentor that you would like to see on the wall and we shall add this wall and make it a true interactive message from all of us and a daily reminder ‘The Future is incredible and we are going to form it with our High Aspirations’.