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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

We celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday April 22nd here at IESE! As it is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we dedicated a noticeboard to a timeline of all the key global environmental events in the past 50 years. Some classes took part in the Svevia Clean Up Stockholm Project by picking up rubbish in the Gubbängen area, filling 12 bags in one hour! After lunch the Green Flag committee planted bedding plants in our flower boxes and planted some seeds that will create a bee-friendly environment in our school garden in the summer. Happy Earth Day! 

2020/2021 Term Dates

Academic Year 2020-21


Autumn Term 2020

Students start: Monday 17 August 
Autumn Holiday (week 44): 26 - 30/10
Last day of term: Friday 18/12


Spring Term 2021

Students start: Tuesday 12 January
Sports Holiday (week 9): 1 - 5/3
Easter Holiday (week 14): 6 - 9/4
Holidays: Friday 14/5 
Last day of academic year: Friday 11 June 

Mitt i musiken’ with the “Blåsarsymfonikerna

Mitt i musiken’ with the “Blåsarsymfonikerna

On the 12th February, year 5 took part in ‘Mitt i musiken’ with the “Blåsarsymfonikerna”. The students sat in the orchestra, next to the musicians and listened to them perform.

They also learnt about what the instruments sounded like and how they are played. The conductor explained his job and the students were able to have a go at conducting the orchestra themselves.

Later on in the day, all of grade 4 and 5 took part in an assembly and performed the song Mama Mia together with the orchestra.

If your children were interested in the project or playing an instrument you can find more information at -

Reading Week

Reading Week

Reading week

Last week (w. 4) all of the students and teachers in middle school read a book of their choice between 10.00 and 10.20, no matter the subject. That means 65 000 minutes of reading this week! This was an initiative to get the students to read more and to appreciate their reading. It's been a really nice week with a calm start to the day and hopefully some students will keep on reading at home.


Reading comprehension is an ability that we test in a few subjects, but it's importance reaches further than that. It helps you to understand so much more information in your life and brings joy to reading a good book. 


/ Swedish department



Tuesday 21st January 2020 




IES Älvsjö

IES Bromma

IES Liljeholmen

IES Årsta

IES Enskede

IES Länna

Despite an early start to the day and a journey up to Hässelby still ahead of us, students seemed in good spirits. Once we had arrived at the tournament, students had a bit of a wait before starting our first game. Only 3 games were part of the group stages of the tournament, which involved games against Älvsjö, Bromma and Länna. 


Our first game came against Älvsjö, which was a tight and close encounter with both teams pushing for a win at the end. In the end, we tied our first game 5 - 5.  Our second game was against Bromma, which did not go so well, ending in defeat. With the students now knowing that a win was needed in the final group game to give ourselves a chance, the team pulled out a performance that their hard work deserved, comfortably beating Länna. 


When all teams had played their 3 games, a ranking system was applied to figure out routes into the final. Enskede ended up ranking in 3rd, with 3 points (W1 D1 L1) out of a possible 6 points. This then meant another meeting with Älvsjö, with the winners going into the semi-finals. 


With a win finally under our belts, there was now a real buzz going into the next game. After a little huddle and a “1,2,3, Eagles!” we were ready for the challenge of the knockout rounds. As the game began, it was clear to see more of a confidence and fluidity to our play, creating more chances and playing with a real purpose. Again, Enskede performed with a high intensity and blew Älvsjö away sending us into the semi-finals.


This then meant a match against Årsta for a place in the final. The students knew how close they were getting to going all the way and the performances were now there for all to see. Enskede were scoring goals with almost every chance and saw off Årsta 10 - 3. The final here we come!


Enskede v Liljeholmen (Final): In the end, not much of a contest as Enskede started the game where they had left off from the last 3 games. Passing and moving, creating chances with ease and many of the students scoring goals to put us well ahead. By the final whistle, the game ended with a Enskede win, 11 - 5. WINNERS !!


Some might say ‘klister’ proved an advantage, but I would like to congratulate all the students in the team, they all played an important role in achieving success for the school. There were stand out performances and Enskede worked hard to make this happen. Well done team Enskede !!!

PE Department