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Congratulations to our new published author Ms. Carina Åström!

Congratulations to our new published author Ms. Carina Åström!

Ms. Åström teaches Swedish and German and is Mentor to class 9B. Her book “Det omöjliga som blev möjlig. Sanningen om Felix Kersten”  is available for purchase at https://vaktelforlag.se/.

What is the book about?

“The book is about Felix Kersten who was Heinrich Himmler’s doctor during 1939-1945. Felix specialized in Chinese massage technique for the nervous system. The book is based on his diaries and focuses on Felix’s work in Sweden during the “White Buses” operation and how he helped people from concentration camps and prisons to come to Sweden. He would ask for people to be freed in exchange for his medical care to Himmler.”

Why did you write it? What inspired you to write it?

“I met an Austrian lady named Tatjana when I worked in homecare who shared her story with me. She used to work as a spy for the resistance as a photographer and transporting expensive art for the elite Germans. She was captured in 1944 but was freed after Felix asked Himmler to let her go. Many people have never heard of Felix and I wanted to share his story. You do not find him in history books and I hope to change the history in Sweden by spreading his name and showing he was a true hero to many.“

Why are you so passionate about the Holocaust?

"My grandparents lived through these times. My grandfather was saved by a Jewish family during the Spanish flu and then later served in the Swedish army.” 

Will we see more writing from you in the future?

“I have already written a second book about one survivor of the Holocaust. I hope it will be published by the end of this year. I am in the works of another book about Felix’s sons and their struggle to get their father’s story told and the impact it has had on them.” 

 

Generation Pep 2020

IES Landskrona participated in Generation PEP’s challenge! Generation PEP’s goal is to raise awareness about children’s health, and sitting down plays a major part in an inactive lifestyle. Let’s spread awareness about the positive effects of breaking those habits!
#uppochhoppa2020 #pepidemin

Video: 13 IES Schools Competed In Eurovision Inspired Contest

Video: 13 IES Schools Competed In Eurovision Inspired Contest

Singing in Spanish helped Emilia Söderlund (above, centre, with her teacher Mr Vary and her mother) from Internationella Engelska Skolan Johanneberg to win a language and music competition for IES schools.

Each year schools compete in a Eurovision-inspired contest, which sees students sing in languages other than English or Swedish.

This year 13 schools took part in the competition at IES Sundsvall – who hosted because they won the competition last year, in true Eurovision style.

Those competing sang in French, German and Spanish, in front of hundreds of students, and a jury made up of language and music teachers, at Tonhallen in Sundsvall.

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Video of the winner's reprise: Emilia Söderlund from IES Johanneberg

After a tense judging process considered the linguistic and musical talents of the very strong entries this year, Mr Brisson, principal of IES Sundsvall, announced the results.

While Emilia took first prize, a team from IES Eskilstuna (left), made up of Tamara Abood, Farah Mouhi, Eira Ankarfjärd and Darian Mather came second, while Cecilia Nilsson from IES Lund (below, right) came third.

Other schools who made the journey to Sundsvall to take part in this year’s contest included IES Bromma, Huddinge, Kista, Landskrona, Liljeholmen, Tyresö, Täby, Västerås and Årsta.

After performing David DeMaría song Cada Vez Que Estoy Sin Ti and receiving her trophy Emilia told the audience: "Thank you so much, I did not think I was going to win since there are so many talented people here and they were really great. Give them applause, please.”

 

After she left the stage she added: “I am grateful that I had this chance today, and I want to thank everyone, but especially my Spanish teacher Señor Rios, my music teacher Mr Duckworth, Mr Vary for coming with me, and my parents for being there with me and supporting me.

"This was my first time taking part in Eurovision, it was exciting but then I heard the other schools singing and they were so good, so I got nervous, but it was exciting.

"When I heard the winner announced, I said ‘well, that’s me’. I thought that Sundsvall would win again because I think she was really good and deserved to win.

"I have been studying Spanish for three years. I would not have believed three years ago that I could win today, but my music teacher told me that I should be here and he helped me, and here I am.”

Emilia’s victory means that next year the contest will be hosted by IES Johanneberg. She gave advice for all students thinking of taking part: “Believe in yourself, do what you like to do, and do not worry about what others think."

Winning turn: Emilia performing in front of judges

Generation Pep!

Generation Pep!

I maj 2018 lanserade Generation Pep det kostnadsfria verktyget Pep Skola. Syftet med Pep Skola är att skapa aktivare och trivsammare skoldagar, hälsosamma näringsintag för eleverna, bättre förutsättningar för lärande och bättre förutsättningar för elevernas delaktighet. På IES Landskrona skola använder vi oss av Pep Skola för att stärka och förbättra våra elevers hälsa. Vi hoppas att fler skolor vill hänga på! #pepskola

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