Category Archives: English

A lesson beyond the classroom

Guest blogger:  Lead teacher, Sue Tennander Topic: authentic learning   In the Communications course of the English programme, students study human interaction and communication in different contexts. Social interaction is undoubtedly something that all students already have plenty of experience … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities – Year 2 Spets project

Student authors of this blog post are: Anna Winberg, Astrid Körmendi, Clara Bergström, Ellinor Myrman and Liv Havander Every year after Christmas break VRG Djursholm has two weeks reserved from regular school work. These two weeks are often referred to as … Continue reading

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Students explain Swedish culture to non-Swedes in their year 1 project

Each year, VRG students spend the first two weeks in January working on a cross-curricular project.  We suspend the regular schedule and students work with one big task for the entire period.  Students work in groups. We believe that this … Continue reading

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Shakespeare soliloquies in Spets 1

In small groups, Year 1 Spets students were asked to film their own interpretation of a Shakespeare soliloquy of their choice, from the respective plays that they have been studying. Beforehand, the class watched how different directors had interpreted Macbeth’s … Continue reading

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Learning about issues we have never considered before through debate …

(guest bloggers: Kristine, Malva and Felicia) Over this past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend a Pro-Am BP debating tournament at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. We traveled there as representatives of VRGD but also in … Continue reading

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What we learned on our study trip to Tanzania …

(This blog entry is written by many students – a collaborative effort of all the students who participated in this study trip …) Day 1 -2: Environmental Field Studies in Selous Our group of 14 students and two teachers land in … Continue reading

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An investment in our teachers is an investment in student learning

We believe that our teachers are the #1 key to helping our students succeed. Therefore, Viktor Rydberg Schools have made a purposeful choice to invest in the professional development of all of our teachers using a three-year cycle. In addition … Continue reading

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Haiku translates into international friendships

haiku translates into international friendships for #spets students in Budapest Continue reading

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The most important skill is the ability to devote yourself to the task at hand

Last week, our Leadership class welcomed VRGD alum, Felix Berglund (Class of 2013), as a guest speaker.  Felix shared his experience in the Swedish military and as a part of a United Nations Peacekeeping troop in Mali. During his talk, Felix talked … Continue reading

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Understanding the news is always a matter of perspective

During this year’s cross-curricular projects, year 1 students studied how English-speaking media around the world view Swedish culture.   In groups of five, year 1 students were assigned the task to produce a documentary film. The film was produced for … Continue reading

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