Tomorrow, students from grade 9 will do a spoken word workshop with Matiss Silins.
Matiss Silins is a spoken word poet since 1997, and Sweden’s first spoken word-educator. Right now, Matiss is working with the performance “We have to talk.” A story about the right to your own story and about how we are all a piece of puzzle in an infinite story.
The workshop will be on the theme: “In the head of a fifteen year old”. The workshop will be in in the spirit of “language battle” where communication is put in the center and not the “correct” language. Matiss work with the importance of daring to express yourself even if you do not master a language to 100%. The playfulness of the language and the desire to explore the writing is at the center.
We are looking forward to this!
Today is the Safer Internet Day. The theme for it is: “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.
Therefore, the library would like to share an E-safety guide with you, provided by Britannica Digital Learning, a division of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc..
It is aimed at students, but useful also for teachers and parents. It brings up safety issues when using mobile devices, social media, gaming, networking online and more.
Esafety-Guide. For Students
Today, ISGR was visit by the actor Oskar Sternulf, within the school’s Creative School project. Oskar performed with the one man theater Ondskan. It takes place during the 1960s and has a dark and raw, but very up to date plot. It’s about the teenager Erik, who’s father beats him every afternoon, and his mom does not intervene. Erik has learned how to handle the tough days at school. But one day the principal catch him for extortion, so e has to move to a boarding school far away, where social injustice continues.
In the performance, physical violence is dominant, but the roles can also be applied to psychological bullying, or net bullying. Oskar plays all the eight roles included himself, and alternates subtly between them, also between acting and telling the main character Erik’s story. The only requisition Oskar uses is a chair and a bag.
The students are since previously very familiar with the novel Ondskan, and is really caught by the performance. At the end, Oskar tells about the background to the novel, and the performance he himself travels with. Students also get questions on “important” words appearing in the novel and the performance, such as “boarding school”, “sadist”. Another word that often occurred was buddy upbringing, being brought up in an environment with absent or passive adults. There is so much to learn and discover with Ondskan.
Hopefully we will meet Oskar again! Here you can follow him at Instagram.
Tomorrow, ISGR will be visited by Oskar Sternulf, who will give a performance based on Jan Guillous biographical novel Ondskan. This is the first Creative school event happening 2018, funded by the National Arts Council. As a preparation, LGRM8 and students from MYP have read and discussed Ondskan in class.
The novel and performance Ondksan deals with the topics of bullying and exclusion, both at school and at home. The purpose is to provide a more reality-based picture of how bullying can look and what to do about it, even as a fellow human. This is a topic that is constantly relevant.
After the performance tomorrow there will be a discussion on values and where to turn for support, for example, BRIS, the children’s right in society.