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Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

A grade nine student from IES Tyresö was crowned the winner after 18 bands and solo artists stepped forward to perform during the annual Internationella Engelska Skolan Modern Foreign Languages Eurovision Song Contest.

The popular competition is open to students at all IES schools and sees them perform a song in a language other than Swedish or English.



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This year’s winner was Stella Chirinos from IES Tyresö (Pictured above with French Teacher Mr Guerneui, Founder of IES Ms Bergstöm, and music teacher Mr Stones). Stella sang Dernière Danse by French singer-songwriter Indila.

Stella said: “It was a strange feeling to hear that I had won. There was some very good singers from other schools. I knew that I had given a good performance and that I had a strong song but it's always a good surprise to win.

"I started in year 7 here at IES Tyresö so I've been learning French for three years. I like the language, I like how it sounds.”

Stella got the idea of performing the Indila song after a friend mentioned it in a French lesson and she realised it would suit her well.

She said: “I like to sing because it's fun and I can express feeling through songs. There are songs for all occasions, sad and happy.

"I've been singing since I was seven and I've performed on stage on several occasions previously so I have some stage experience but you can't take away the nervosity."

Her French teacher, Mr Guerneui added: “I knew that my student Stella was a very strong candidate for victory but when I heard the singers from Nacka and Gävle I felt that this year's trophy might as well go to one of these schools. The two girls had very strong and beautiful voices. It's my first year at IES Tyresö  and we are still a relatively new school so I am glad that we won with our first attempt.”

Second place was awarded to Paulina Johnson of IES Gävle (pictured, left) who sang Mii Años in Spanish, while the third prize went to a band from IES Nacka made up of Felicia Elding, Louise Andersson, Alva Willers and Annie Wallin (pictured, below, right). Together they performed Colores En El Biento in Spanish.

This year the event was hosted by IES Bromma, other IES schools taking part included those from: Älvsjö, Täby, Kista, Skärholmen, Huddinge, Liljeholmen, Uppsala, Hässelby, Eskilstuna, Halmstad, Lund, Sundsvall, Johanneberg and Hässleholm .

The result means that, according to Eurovision tradition, IES Tyresö will host next year’s contest.

Mr Guerneui is looking forward to putting together next year’s event.

He said: “IES Bromma has set the bar very high this year but we are confident to maintain the same standard next year."

Student Work

Environment Survey

A majority of residents find the environment around Älvsjöstaden noisy Classes in year 5 have conducted a survey around Älvsjöstaden and Älvsjö Torg on noise level and traffic.

Data from over 500 responses, during four different times, were collected and the results showed that in most locations more than half of the respondents found the environment to be noisy and the traffic to be heavy. The results showed that people found the noise most disturbing in the areas around Älvsjövägen and the construction sites in Älvsjöstaden.

The project have given students insight into how data can be collected and analyzed as well as how you can display data to make it easy to understand. The image below shows how the results were compiled and displayed with red colors representing the areas where more than 3 out 4 respondents found the environment to be noisy or traffic to be heavy, and the orange areas showing areas where more than 1 out 2 respondents found the environment noisy and traffic to be heavy.



World Book Day

World Book Day

On Wednesday, 19 April, staff and students at IES Älvsö participated in events to celebrate World Book Day. On this day several events and activities took place to celebrate our love of reading.

Pictured you can see staff members dressed up as their favourite book characters and Guess Who posters where students guessed which staff members were hiding behind their favourite books to earn house points. The day also included Stop, Drop and Read, a Book Drive, and decorations featuring beloved quotes and memories associated with reading provided by members of staff.

It was a fun day had by all and we look forward to celebrating together again next year!


Invention Convention Project

Invention Convention Project


The science of matter and energy, and their properties and interactions in fields including mechanics, acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, radiation, and atomic and nuclear science. Physics is the science of how things work.

Building Days

During week 6 and week 7 the students build projects that show what they have learned in the physics unit.

The entire journey of building days begun by collecting household useful waste materials like milk, pasta, juice cartons, boxes, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and many more, generously donated by grade 4 and grade 5 students. (Of Course Empty :) ).

First the students were divided into groups. Next was time to put the thinking caps on and do some innovation. The students spend one full lesson to conceptualize an idea and plan possible course of action. They displayed their idea in a written plan, clear circuit diagram and step wise building process.

In the following lessons, students applied that knowledge to successfully incorporate each part into the physical project.Students included concepts they learned, such as how electricity, magnets, sound and light work.

The students were assessed on the basis of the following points in the project:

- electricity, magnets, light, sound

- followed a plan that they have written and drawn

- did not waste materials

- all team members participated


The Invention Convention project helped kids learn science the easy, creative and hands-on way by using stuffs you can easily find in house. It was a fun filled and exciting learning process.  Some of the projects are displayed in the school library and due to overwhelming response , the students even voted for the best three projects. The winners of the Science Project Competition is A Magnetic Ball Game made by students from grade 4.

The winning team members:

First Place: 4D  Enes Ugan, Signe Yhuel , Saga Stenqvist and Carl Sjöbacka   : THE MAGNETIC BALL GAME

Second Place:  4D Jennifer Popis, Elin Lundh, Nova Palm : THE DONUT CAR   

Third Place: 5A Ivar Oscarson, Fares Mohammad : HELP THE HEDGEHOG GAME

Thank you.  

Ms.Ghosh, Science Department.