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10/12/19

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ESJPE

Fantastic performances from year 7 futsal team. They won 4/4 in the District competition tonight against some very strong opposition. Looking forward to more futsal with the year 8s tomorrow.

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10/12/19

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Mrs Christofi

Denmark vs Uk laser competition and our Danish friends won! 🇩🇰🇬🇧 now time for food! https://t.co/m5XcHF0BfK

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10/12/19

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Mrs Christofi

Great first evening underway with our new Danish friends enjoying our exchange at Laser quest https://t.co/qDMa2wlCiO

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10/12/19

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Miss Petrou

Our exceptional Yesr 7s on their reward trip. What’s better than trampolining and pizza?! https://t.co/aNuhyqIPwM

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09/12/19

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Miss Viccars

The sound of applause echoed down the corridors and filled the hall of ⁦⁩ today. At 12.08PM, we all stood and clapped in memory of Harley. So proud of how respectful and empathetic our students are, our thoughts remain with all ⁦⁩. https://t.co/r79Tsn2UZ1

08/12/19

All at ESJ will be supporting this and applauding for Harley https://t.co/VdySnKEQd8

08/12/19

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EverythingEppingForest

Schools nationwide are invited to join a minute's applause for Harley Watson who died after being hit by a car outside in Essex. He was 12 and in Yr 8. The school has chosen 12.08pm for the applause. Please RT. If schools can video their applause please tweet to

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07/12/19

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Epping St Johns PTA

Thank you to everyone that helped, came and watched! From ESJ PTA we love our community ❤️⛸🍔🎄🥰 https://t.co/leBdiesSLj

07/12/19

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Miss Viccars

This event took so much time, preparation and hours of hard work. THANKYOU on behalf of everyone at . You are incredible and we are so lucky to have you.

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07/12/19

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Jannine Jacobs-Roth

A great event. Well done esj PTA. The school looked beautiful, the skating was great fun and the BBQ was delicious! https://t.co/1AYDG3T8DZ

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07/12/19

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Yoga Leggs

Skating ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/w3Eqo3kvRj

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07/12/19

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Yoga Leggs

Somebody had so much fun leisure skating they went twice 👍 thanks ladies you pulled it off, well done it was a great community event 👏🎅🎄 https://t.co/WdZImFxTUc

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07/12/19

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Miss Viccars

So proud of for giving up their Saturday to raise money for the Y11 prom. What a great group of leaders. https://t.co/ievMcmwq5R

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07/12/19

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The Johnson Family

Thank you for your continued support ! She was delighted to receive this in the post, as were we! She’s had a good week, the show, this and she passed her piano grading as well! https://t.co/lmj7BOJCmW

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07/12/19

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Epping St Johns PTA

Not just skating today.... Lots of Xmas stalls here too!! https://t.co/mOaz8vKikU

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07/12/19

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Epping St Johns PTA

Let the skating commence!! 😁⛸ https://t.co/qN2M0HepFn

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07/12/19

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Miss Viccars

Our PTA are definitely better than yours! 😂 what they are doing here at ESJ is just incredible. Leisure rink is going up, festive stalls are being filled... mulled wine, BBQ, candy floss... Christmas has officially arrived at ! Such a great day ahead. https://t.co/ZHb3HohBi3

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07/12/19

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Epping St Johns PTA

Getting ready ⛸🎅🏼⛸❤️ https://t.co/o50W1WFSw9

06/12/19

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Kelly Clark

Busy morning at client today, with lots of positive stories to collect and share

06/12/19

We can’t wait for this! Please come and support our legendary PTA on Saturday... It promises to be great day https://t.co/i6Dfs8vxK8

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Month-long trip to Cambodia for teens

Month-long trip to Cambodia for teens

Posted: 14th November 2019

A month-long trip to Cambodia gave teenagers an experience of a lifetime.

Year 11 students from Epping St John’s Church of England School and Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, brought their school days to a close with the extended trip.

Each student had to raise a total of £3,800 to enable them to go on the trip – with a fundraising quiz night at Epping St John’s attracting support from 140 people.

During the trip, students learnt about the culture and the day to day dangers faced by the people of Cambodia while themselves travelling and working.

The group built wells and toilets, made water pots and reinforced a dam in 87 per cent humidity, before heading out on a four-day trek through a national park.

The 13 students visited sites including the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

Finley Jacobs-Roth, now Year 12 at Epping St John’s sixth form, said: “The children in Cambodia knew anyone who was not local was there to help them. I got the opportunity to go to a school and teach English.

“I feel I made a difference during the trip. It felt amazing; what we did was real. You hear your parents say there are starving children around the world, but we have seen it now and realise how lucky we are.

“I would like to take a gap year now after sixth form to help some more.”

Students were unable to access much technology during the trip.

Sammy O’Brien, head of Year 10 at Epping St John’s, said: “The people there have nothing, yet we noticed how happy they were. Their way of life was so nice. Our technology didn’t work out there, so we were able to switch off, too. Instead, we sat around a table playing card games – that is the lifestyle we lack.

“In terms of enrichment, this trip showed students how people in other places live and gave them an understanding of another country. It also gave them that overall feeling of supporting others and making a difference to people’s lives. It brought people out of their shells and gave them a sense of selflessness.”

The schools are now planning a joint trip to Kenya in 2021 for Year 9, 10 and 11.

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