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Halloween 2020!

Halloween 2020!

This year's Halloween day at IESN was limited due to the current situation. But many students and staff made a great effort to bring some joy and spirit to our dress-up competition. The student council arranged a baking competition, a dress-up event and decorated the school café. Everybody was happy and it brought a lot of smiles for our staff and students!

 

European Day of Language at IES Nacka

European Day of Language at IES Nacka

We celebrated our annual European Day of Languages at IES Nacka with several engaging activities to promote language learning. Year 9 students taught Year 6 basic French and Spanish. Year 9 were great role models that acted as inspiration for the younger ones.

 

Students created a wall in which they wrote greetings in all the languages they know. At IES Nacka we have a lot of students who speak another language rather than Swedish or English and this was their chance to celebrate it.

 

¡Gracias! Merci! Tack! Thanks!

 

IES Nacka's new kitchen

IES Nacka's new kitchen

Exciting news for this school year is our brand new lunch room,  kitchen and kitchen team!

Fresh food served every day, and some days we are even baking fresh bread!

Lunch served today was Teriaki salmon with jasmine rice, pak choi & shitaki mushrooms. There is a vegetarian option served every day as well as fresh fruit.

Vegetarian Poké bowl

Tie dye with Project Connect

On Thursday, 10 September, Project Connect students had the opportunity to express themselves by creating tie dye creations.

Project Connect, is an after school club which provides a safe, supportive environment for all.  The goal of the club is to bring together people who want to help promote a welcoming environment for all students regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  

If you are interested in joining Project Connect, contact Mr. Cornelius Högkvist

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Piñata making at IES Nacka!

There is more to learning a language than just studying vocabulary and grammar. Learning the culture where the language is spoken makes the process more meaningful and in addition, making something creative with your hands is memorable and fun! Before we reached the end of the 2019-2020 term, our year 7 students learned about the history of piñatas and created their own in their Spanish class.

One of the theories is that piñatas have originated in China (where paper comes from). Marco Polo is believed to have passed this custom on to Europe in the 14th Century. When he brought it to Europe, he used the Italian word “pignatta” meaning "cooking pot". When the Spanish missionaries arrived in America, the spelling was adapted to Spanish. However, Mayans already had a very similar tradition to celebrate the birthday of the Aztec god of war with a colorful clay pot filled with little treasures that people would strike with a stick. Therefore, the combination of the Chinese and Mayan traditions led to what the piñata is today. 

Our piñatas were made using mostly recycled materials, such as cardboard boxes, newspapers, and coloured paper. 


In total, the whole process took students between two and three lessons, and the models chosen had different levels of difficulty.

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Our students enjoyed the making and the breaking of piñatas too!

 

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