Category Archives: project

Sometimes, the most powerful learning takes place outside the classroom and in the connection between people

Sometimes I observe the most powerful learning in the most unexpected place.  A couple of weeks ago, I visited some students doing field work at another school.  What I expected to see was far exceeded by what I came to … Continue reading

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VRG students win at #UF2017 (again!)

This week was #UFSTHLM 2017 week.  Many of our senior economy students presented their UF companies at the annual Junior Achievement Convention in Stockholm. During this convention, each team of students presented their company.  Each company represents a concept the … Continue reading

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How to build the best thermos – a design task for Year 2 Science students

During this year’s project period, Year 2 Science students tried to answer the basic question – What is the most efficient way to heat water and keep it warm? Essentially – how to build the best thermos? Each year, we suspend … 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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Student exchange leads to real learning – reflections from our Tanzanian guests

During the past two weeks, we have had the honor to host 8 students and 1 teacher from our partner school, Barbro Johansson School in Tanzania.  During their visit, they have visited classes, played in the snow, tried winter sports, … Continue reading

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VRG creates Blended Learning Envrionments

Originally published here>> Kristy Lundström, rektor (head of school): We are always trying to find ways to create the “perfect” learning environment for our students. The challenge is that the “perfect” environment can look different from student to student, from … 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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Economy students visit SUP46 and the Royal Coin Cabinet to take their learning beyond the classroom …

Economy students in year 3 are getting ready to start their final research project.  During this project, students are required to combine all of the knowledge they have acquired during their three-year program and show that they are ready for … Continue reading

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VRG Djursholm tilldelas kvalitetspris/VRG Djursholm is awarded Danderyd’s Quality Award

VRG Djursholm har tilldelats Kvalitetsutmärkelse 2015 av Barn- och utbildningsnämnden vid Danderyds kommun! Motiveringen: Skolans målmedvetna och strukturerade arbete med att utveckla metoder för att, enligt läroplanens mål, öka elevernas inflytande på undervisningsmetoder och innehåll har gett resultat. Resultatet verifieras bland … Continue reading

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Creative “MyStyle” projects are a great way to end the year …

In a joint assignment from their Communications course and English 6, students in year 1 each chose a “MyStyle” project to exhibit their skills.  By choosing a topic that was especially important to them, students were able to really invest in … Continue reading

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