Category Archives: språket

When student work is recognized outside of school, it becomes more real

Students excel in many different ways.  Music students show their talents in concerts, athletes show their skills on the playing fields and entrepreneurial students win their competitions for the best company.  And, while it is true that our top academic … 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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Sahar El-Nadi shares her “Book of Joy” and the idea of “Ikigai” with English 7 students

How can we promote peace and tolerance? How can we understand and communicate with persons from different cultures?   On Monday, November 9th, we were lucky enough to welcome Sahar El-Nadi to our English 7 classes to discuss and brainstorm … 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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Do you read Emoji?

Students in the VRG Spets English program share their learning with younger students from sister school, VRS Spets English program. Is Emoji: the first truly global language?  This was an article our Communication course students read to debate the effects of … Continue reading

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Speakers’ Corner – students take their message outside of school

On Monday, VRG students took their message to the public via Speakers’ Corner. The idea of free speech in this form is believed to have started in Hyde Park in London. As an assignment in their rhetoric class, students were challenged to … Continue reading

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