Podcast interview with Edwina Magnus


Margret Benedikz, Director of SSHL, interviews Edwina Magnus, Head of the Student Council.

I veckans podd träffar vi Moa och Linnea!

8B delades in i grupper om två. Varje grupp skulle välja ett gammalt ord de inte själva kan eller skulle använda och ett alldeles nytt som bara används av dem själva eller andra ungdomar och som de tror att vuxna inte kan.

Sen skulle de skaffa information om ordet – ordklass, historia, hur det används, betydelse osv. genom att t.ex. använda SAOB, och att skriva en text om det. Därefter skulle de göra en podd om orden. Det handlar alltså om språkhistoria och om att använda nya medier!!!

I veckans podd träffar vi Moa och Linnea!

SSHL Pupil Walks to the South Pole

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School director Margret Benedikz interviews David Izosimov, a student on the IB Dip programme, who recently walked to the South Pole on his Christmas break.

David trained for over a year before going on the trip and was regularly spotted with a spare tyre in tow on campus, getting in tip top condition.

David tells Margret about the inspiration behind the trip, all the training involved, the gear needed and just how he came to be the youngest Swede who has walked to the South Pole.

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Working With & For the IB

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School Director Margret Benedikz talks to Katrin Fox, Diploma Programme School Services Manager AEM at The International Baccalaureate.

Margret caught up with Katrin at the IB Conference Team 2016 AEM Regional Conference, which took place in Barcelona.

Margret asks Katrin about the IB and just what makes it special.

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Discover why the IB is great preparation for university!

How one British woman is helping students apply to university

Dr Margret Benedikz, Director of SSHL, is back with more episodes of her popular podcast. Throughout the year, Margret will be talking to a range of guests both from within the SSHL community and beyond.

An interview with Lucy Parsons

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On this week’s show, Margret talks to Lucy Parsons, a Cambridge graduate, qualified teacher and academic tutor.

After teaching for a number of years, Lucy started Life More Extraordinary – a business helping young people maximise their academic success!

Margret talks to Lucy about her journey from Comprehensive school to Cambridge University and beyond.

Lucy shares insights into the Cambridge interview process, her own approach to teaching and learning as well as the importance of having the right mindset.

For students looking to find out more about Lucy or follow up on some of the links mentioned on the show, do visit Lucy’s website where you’ll find a free chapter of Lucy’s book The 10 Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take.

You can find Lucy’s blog, the chance to schedule a free call and her tips on how to get into Oxbridge all on her website.

Finally, a big thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who makes the podcast such a success. In the last year the show has been downloaded over 61,000 times from around the world including such far away places as Madagascar, Botswana, Indonesia and Nepal. The majority of listeners are in Sweden, USA, UK, UAE, Germany, France and Spain.

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Malin, Maya, Lukas och Alice berättar om Nepalresan

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Margret Benedikz pratar med SSHLs Life-Link grupp bestående av Malin, Maya, Lukas och Alice som har varit i Nepal tillsammans med lärare Christina Peters.

Anton, som också var med på resan kunde tyvärr inte vara med i podcasten. Om ni vill höra från Anton kan ni lyssna på Sigtunabygdens podcast.

Eleverna berättar att de aldrig kunnat förbereda sig för hur det skulle vara i verkligheten.  Resan och mottagande var mycket större än de förväntat sig, välkomnandet var så oerhört stort.

Resan skedde i regi av Life-Link i samarbete med Make a Kid Smile.

Eleverna har en längre tid byggt upp ett samarbete och brevväxlat med skolan i Kathmandu som de nu besökt.  Resan har planerats länge. För ett år sedan sökte de och fick stipendium från Folke Bernadottes minnesfond och och har även samlat in ytterligare stöd för resan det senaste halvåret.

SSHL in the World (Podcast in English)

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On the podcast this week Margret Benedikz, Director of SSHL, talks to Annika Romell, a third year student on the Business Management & Economics Programme.

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Whilst visiting family in the US, Annika was invited to a local school in Salem, Massachusetts, to talk to a class of ten year olds about Sweden and SSHL. The class’s teacher was a friend of Annika’s mother and felt the children would enjoy hearing about life in another country first hand.

The school’s catchment area is in a largely hispanic area and the majority of the students are native Spanish/Portuguese. School is one of the only places they are formally using English.

Annika explains to Margret how she talked about Scandinavia and Sweden to the youngsters, sharing her experiences and giving them something of an insight into Sweden, which they really enjoyed. Having prepared a presentation, she was able to show pictures to illustrate her talk.

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After the presentation Annika answered questions for over twenty-five minutes from the pupils who were very keen to learn learn more.

Listen to the podcast to discover more of Annika’s experience on her school visit.

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Talking to Robin Fletcher, CEO of the Boarding Schools’ Association

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This week Margret Benedikz (Director) and Johan Norvell (Principal) have been attending the Boarding Schools’ Association Conference in Manchester, UK.

Margret took the opportunity to interview the chief executive of the BSA, Robin Fletcher, for this week’s podcast.

Robin shares his thoughts on where boarding fits in today’s educational landscape. He speaks passionately about what boarding schools have to offer and the role of boarding schools in the development of young people.

About Robin Fletcher

Robin Fletcher MBA MPhil was a boarder at Rugby School and is passionate about good quality, modern boarding. He has been BSA National Director since 2014 after working as a journalist, award-winning newspaper editor, plc communications director and business owner. Robin is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Cardiff Metropolitan University, a former journalism examiner and former adult education tutor. He lives in Bath in south west England and has two daughters, two stepdaughters and two stepsons. [boarding.org.uk]

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Lyssna på Anton och Alice i Sigtuna kommunens podcast

5 elever och en lärare reste till Nepal under påsklovet.

Kontakten på distans och hjälpen för skolor som de har organiserat under många år skulle äntligen få sin höjdpunkt i att besöka landet och möta människorna och kulturen.

Lyssna på Anton och Alice i Sigtuna kommunens podcast om deras oförglömliga upplevelser i Nepal.

A Day at School in Bangkok (English only)

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MYP student Amanda Wieland talks to Margret Benedikz, Director of SSHL, about her recent visit to an international school in Bangkok.

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Amanda, who has a keen interest in foreign countries and cultures, hopes one day to study abroad. She organised the visit to coincide with a trip to Thailand, hoping she would experience what it was like at an international school abroad.

Amanda tells Margret about her vist and the things she discovered were similar to SSHL and those that were quite different. In particular, both Amanda and Margret seem impressed by the way the students pay for lunch in Bangkok!

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