Now that our Year 3 national tests in Swedish and maths and Year 6 replacement national tests in Swedish, maths and English have been completed, it seems only right that the spotlight was turned onto the performing arts at IES Östersund! A group of our Year 7 students have been working very hard over the past few months to organise our first IES Östersund Talent Show. With help from Mr Göransson and Mr Ekström they put together a programme of performances which included soloists, groups of musicians, dancers, cheerleading and stand-up comedy. The show was open to all Year 4-7 students and we were able to use the aula so that the audience could still watch in a Covid-appropriate way. The show was also streamed live so that our younger students could watch it in their mentor rooms.
It was fantastic to see our students working collaboratively on such a great project and I was particularly impressed by the sisu mindset shown by the performers. It is not easy to get up on stage and entertain an audience and all of the acts showed great levels of courage and determination...plus a lot of talent too!
I am really looking forward to the next Talent Show and the opportunity to see even more of our wonderful students perform and entertain us.