School Blog

IES Sports Competitions

Over the past term, IES Skärholmen has been participating in multiple inter-IES sports competitions including Handball, Basketball, Futsal, Pingis and Cross-Country running. We have had our Senior School tournaments in the first half of the school year and we are looking forward to take part in the upcoming Junior School events as well.

We are very proud of how all of our students have brought our motto “Attitude is Everything” in practice and have been a great representation for IES Skärholmen!

It is a great opportunity for students to show off their physical skills and great sportsmanship!

Attitude is Everything

Cross Country

Ping Pong



Schackfyran 2019

Now that our lovely year 4 students have been to Schackfyran, we want to share this AMAZING video with you all. The woman in the video was awarded the Chess Educator award for 2019 in the USA.

She is brilliant in explaining the multitude of benefits with having chess played in schools.

Chess Educator Award 2019

Our kids had a wonderful time! All in all there were over 3000 students who competed over three days. 

And we're glad to say that many of our students won all their four games! 

Congratulations to 4C were best in our school!

Great Things in Music

At the beginning of term, the year 8s began a unit on Protest Music. In this unit, they had to choose a topic of their choice that they are passionate about, such as women’s rights, the environment, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health or war, and then complete research, write a song protesting for/against their topic and make a picket sign to display their work.

We hope you enjoy the very hard work the students in 8A, 8B, 8C and 8D have done!

English Book Project

Year 7 English student Rama read “Coraline” by author Neil Gaiman term-long book project in English. Part of the project included reading a novel in English, preparing and presenting the book to her class, and creating an art project relating to the book.

Rama made a clay sculpture of the Black Cat character from the book and rated the book 4 out of 5 stars!

Skating on a frozen lake

On the last weekend of January a group of teachers from IESS gathered together to experience the true ice skating season in Sweden. Skating on a never ending natural frozen lake is truly amazing and breathtaking.

This is one of the benefits of living and working in a Nordic Country.