Futuraskolan Rådan’s staff and students have 21 different mother tongue languages!
One way that Futuraskolan Rådan’s library supports these students is to offer books in a wide range of languages. The selection is quite small at the moment compared to the other sections of the library.
However, one way that the school community helps out is by donating books in various languages.
The most recent donation was a series of six stories in Spanish.
Thanks to the grade 3 and the grade 5 students, Futuraskolan Rådan’s library was able to purchase over 4,000:- SEK worth of new books.
This year, the focus was on English books, particularly early readers, science series, thrillers, books for dyslexic readers and non-fiction.
In total, over 100 books were bought for the library thanks to the hard work and dedication of the students!
What’s a book sale without a warm cup of coffee and a bite to eat?
Futuraskolan Rådan’s grade 3 students set up and ran a very successful bake sale during the school’s first used book sale.
The book sale and bake sale raised over 4,000:- SEK for Futuraskolan’s library!
Throughout the autumn, a handful of book-loving grade 5 students organized Futuraskolan Rådan’s first children’s used book sale. The students distributed flyers, and sorted donations.
On November 30, 2018, their hard work and dedication paid off as parents, friends and neighbours came to school to buy books. Lots and lots of books!
The book sale was a huge success and raised over 4,000:- SEK for Futuraskolan Rådan’s library!
How can a dry topic like statistics become more interesting?
Students are often asked to calculate averages from a table or to find the median of some arbitrary set of numbers. Of course, this is important. But what if students can work with topics which they select themselves? Find a topic that interests them? And learn how to make graphs that show patterns in this data in an explicit way?
Our students learn how to make graphs by hand, in google sheets and in python.
Below we see one of our students presenting her data. By making use of websites like for instance scb.se, students learn how to find patterns in real data and how to connect these patterns to events that take place in our world.
some results can be seen below.
This week we were doing our Exit Point debates to finish our Drug Education unit. Students did a wonderful job of researching and preparing then presented very well. Here are a few pictures from this week’s debates showing students presenting and one of our wonderful panels of judges.
The purpose was for students to think critically and understand how to build a well-constructed argument. Students have spent the last 6 weeks researching the effects of various types of drugs, as well as the social concept of why people take drugs, the penalties for taking and dealing drugs and how drugs are transported. This allowed students to take this information and present it and learn important lessons like how to argue and opinion and justify their reasons.
In an attempt to learn more and get a broad picture of climate change and the it’s consequences the learners of grade 8 at Rådan have had four panel talks on different topics within the theme of climate change.
In history lessons in grade 6 the students get to learn about and portray different people that have made an impact in the past who have affected our present life today, all the way from Leif Ericsson in the 900s to Eva Ekeblad in 1700s. They then get to speed date each other to learn more about the different times, the changes and continuity of the history of Sweden. It’s a fun and engaging way to learn about a vast timespan and make the students aware of how individuals can have a great impact on history.
Here is a glimpse of the learning in action that takes place throughout Futuraskolan Rådan.