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IB1 Trip to Sweden

30 April 2018

On Wednesday 18th April, the IB1 group embarked on a journey to the city of Boras in Sweden to visit our companions at the Sven EriksonsGymnasiet. While in Sweden, we worked in small groups with the Swedish students on Theory of Knowledge presentations, in which we explored real-life situations and evaluated the knowledge questions that came about. During our lunch break, we went on a scavenger hunt to tour around the city and were fascinated by the beautiful sculptures and murals. At the end of the day, we had the opportunity to play disco bowling with the students which was a great way to interact with them and was a memorable farewell.

The next day, we found ourselves in the nearby city of Gothenburg, the second largest city in the country. In the morning, we visited the Universeum, a science exhibition center with an indoor zoo containing different ecosystems and exploration zones, such as The Rainforest, The Ocean Zone, and Space Zone. In the afternoon, we had the chance to explore the city for the rest of the day. Haga was one of the districts that we visited; it was home to many traditional wooden buildings and cobbled streets. Skansen Kronan, one of the major tourist attractions within Haga, was a 17-century fortress located at the top of the hill. After climbing what seemed to be a thousand steps, we reached the top and were graced with one of the most beautiful urban sights that I've ever seen. On a cloudless and sunny day with a charming landscape, one could almost have called it paradise.

Later in the day, we all congregated by the Gustav Adolfs Torg, where King Gustav II of Sweden was said to be pointing at the spot where the city started.

One of the highlights of the trip was definitely the Italian dinner that we had on a rooftop. The courageous, adventurous Mr. Moyle took on a challenge on the bizarre Swedish pizza, which was topped with exotic ingredients such as pineapples, bananas, and curry. We relished our time in Sweden and were nostalgic upon our way back to Bath.

Overall, the 2018 Swedish trip was thoroughly enjoyed, and we would like to thank Mr. Moyle and Ms. Taylor for accompanying us.

Maame Asumadu & Artemis Kwok

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