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Students invited to visit King!

Students invited to visit King!

Back in April IES Kista Participated in 2 Technology Events, our students performance impressed the organisers so much that some of our students had been invited to tour King (The maker of Candy Crush). The lucky students were:

Aprilia Svanström
Radita Haque
Linnea Frödin
Amanda Ghebray
Gabrielle Popa
Tuva Boegård
Emily Bartolome Parada 
Medha Yadlapalli
Linnea Vorwerk
Lisa-Li Nilsson

Amanda Ghebray had also been invited to Cybercom for a tour and dinner because of her performance at the technology events.

Well dome to these brilliant students and to the science department for their had work.

Student Work

Forskarhjälpen

Forskarhjälpen

Image above, students from left: Harshitha Alla, Eliana Bartolome Parada, Laasyasree Desu, Elin Antblad, Nirali Pilla, Tanvi Muskula, Paloma Majchrzak Nilsson, Leya Jylhä, Amanda Ghebray, Gabrielle Popa, Keosha Vepakomma, Kevin Pahert, Samuel Eriksson. Science Teacher: Ms U. Banerjee.

IES Kista, this year is a proud member of the Forskarhjälpen project conducted by the Nobel Museum. It is important to connect science to real life scenario.Through Forskarhjälpen, the Nobel Museum, want to give students an opportunity to research themselves, in a real research project. Students gain a deeper understanding of what a research project can mean, and the researchers at the same time get help with their research. Students contribute observations and collection of materials and data to an established research team working on a specific research project. It is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Research.

In order to be able to do a project that the students understand and can participate in, the teachers must research, simplify and be very good at explaining what is going to be done as a researcher. It is very useful, and with this internship-based combination of research and pedagogy, we give the students a strong experience and increased understanding of what research can be.

This year, students are working on the Spindel jakten project. Students went out to collect spiders around water bodies in Kista to check the level of chemicals(drugs) found in them. This will help the researchers to estimate the amount of chemicals found in the water bodies around us. This project is handled by two well-known researchers at Umeå University, Mr. Jerker Fick, and Mr. Tomas Brodin.

Students were really excited to take part in the project. They enjoyed a day trip around Kista to collect spiders and water samples. We will start the second part of the project in September next term and will also take part in a poster competition organized by the Nobel Museum with a number of other schools across Sweden.  Best of luck to the Kista team!!

 

 

Student Work

Another successful open mic night!

Another successful open mic night!

On May 30th, IES Kista hosted another successful open mic event or “Coffee House”. We had many different musical acts, including an original song by Otavio Rodrigues Capato, performances by Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada and Gabrielle Popa. Ms Hindrichs’ percussion ensemble. A play written and performed by members of Ms Evans Drama Club and multiple K-pop dances added some energy and variety to the show. That being said, it wouldn’t be a “Coffee House” without coffee and fika! Thank you to the PTA for providing and selling treats for the audience.

Thanks again to the teachers, PTA and all the performers for all your hard work.

Gabrielle Popa, Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada
From left, Mr Brown, Amiena Kolley, Otavio Rodrigues Capato, Zacharias Held, Linnea Karlsson, Alex Nefzi.
Elin Antblad, Ruben Agne, Alex Nefz.
Mira Brusin, Joyjeet Dutta, Gabrielle Popa, Lina Al-Tamimi.
PTA selling fika

Sports day!

Sports day!

On thursday the 17th of May we here at IES Kista engaged ourselves in the spring sport day, where we left the school premises to get out to Kärsögården, just south of Bromma. Here, the students and teachers participated in a variety of activities, such as basketball, soccer, beach volleyball and quizwalks. A few brave students and teachers even entered the water for a brief swim.

Year 4 students
Volleyball

Although the weather was not as fantastic as it had been the rest of the week, it was a nice, comfortable temperature considering that the students spent the whole day outside. A big, warm and special thank you to Mr. Wallace, Ms. Näsman and Mx Garcia for organizing the Sports Day, and a big thank you to all the staff and students that made the day so much fun! We’re already looking forward to next years sport days!

Basketball and football games 
inflatable obstacle course

 

Year 4 students
Yoga

 

English teacher Mr Forrestel diving in!

PI- day

PI- day

PI- day was celebrated here at IES Kista on march 3d. Why, you ask? Because 3.14 are the first three letters in the number PI. Something that our amazing students here at IES Kista of course knows. The day was not really focused on pies, but rather on the fun aspect of mathematics and focusing on encouraging the learning of maths.

 

learning to code and decode in a binary workshop

 

Creating mathematical origami

 

Left: fastest time solving a rubik's cube. Right: Drawing a perfect cirlcle.
Maths trivia competition.

 

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