School Blog

Teater X, Stockholm

This week IES Älvsjö Swedish department has launched our Skapande skola (Creative school) project. The theme we chose: “What’s going on in social media?” is highly relevant from the students’ perspective - and from ours as an educational institution. We have established a very rewarding collaboration with Teater X. This theatre company has given us a wonderful introduction into “playback”, a type of improvisational theatre in which the actors play back stories that the audience - our students - share during the performance. To experience and to be part of a play in the making is something quite extraordinary. Next, all classes will have their own workshops together with both actors and a musician. After a final workshop produced by the students themselves, we will continue working with the theme during Swedish lessons. We are grateful for the support from Kulturrådet (the Arts Council) that enabled us to incorporate the energy and inspiration provided by the Teater X. 

(Ms. Ramberg, Swedish & SVA Teacher)


(photos by Ms. Palmkvist, Swedish Teacher)

6C at "Day for the Environment"

Class 6C from IES Älvsjö attended Svenska Dagbladet's "Day for the Environment". The event was held on Monday, November 25th at Oscar's Theater in downtown Stockholm. The students participated in seminars about exciting new energy sources, recycling at home, as well as the impact of young environmental activists. There was also a panel with members from "Fridays for Future" and even an energy break with Morten from Ninja Warriors. All attendees received Swedish ecological apples and a copy of SvD Junior newspaper. 6C had this opportunity as part of their school day, with their Literacy class. They had been reading about, writing and discussing "Fridays for Future", the Greta effect and the environment this term. It was an inspiring afternoon for everyone! Thank you, Svenska Dagbladet for hosting this event! 

Class 6C were excited for Svenska Dagbladet's "Day for the Environment". 

Young environmental activists from "Fridays for Future" discussed the school strike and more. 

Student Work

Year 5 3D plant box

Year 5 3D plant box

Students built their own 3D plant box using craft techniques (masking, carving, cut and paste) from a paperboard. They started with an initial idea, then used color pencils to add details and style. They developed their skills with different paper craft techniques, and learned how to construct a box from a paperboard. The final products looked amazing!

Student Work

Year 4 Pop-up cards and books

Year 4 Pop-up cards and books

Pop-up cards and books are fascinating. Students started with simple mechanisms and examined how different card mechanisms created different sorts of movement. The children worked in small groups, and each group made their own pop-up book. Students chose the audience and the content of their book.


From the Principal

IES Älvsjö PTA Sock Drive

Our wonderful IES Älvsjö PTA has organised a sock drive with Stadsmission. The school will be collecting new and slightly used (and clean) socks in reception. All socks will be donated to Stadsmission to support their work with the homeless population. It is a great opportunity for our students to give back to their community.


Socks can be dropped off in reception.  We will be collecting socks for Stadsmission until Tuesday, 17 December (last day of term).


Let's see how many socks we can collect!