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Ruby knowles

My research on a french speaking country... Switzerland!🇨🇭 https://t.co/gGTUfm5uL2

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Miss Viccars

Another great entry for week 1 of the ! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/d0wmXP20N2

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Here’s ’s assembly on World Environment Day which sent to all students yesterday. https://t.co/EKjFZa3AeB

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Miss Viccars

- well done to RT who was our tennis keepy-up champion with an impressive 353 and to HS who was a close runner up with 334! we can't wait to see your cooking skills for challenge #2!

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Miss Viccars

Great work, Max! Good to see 's Year 7 football team getting as competitive as ever... https://t.co/ZnDxLJWjAs

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Teresa Turnell

Thank you!! https://t.co/pqOtEHsHyL

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Miss Viccars

Great work, Ruby. Only a few more until you’ve got a full house! - there’s a lot of ACE points on this page... looks like you’ll be busy spending at the ACE shop once we return to school! https://t.co/Ll3ethqfrl

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Ruby knowles

What I’ve crossed off so far https://t.co/hbgTGXOuGn

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Donna Horncastle

happy start to the final term https://t.co/eF4P9lg0gM

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Today has been the start of what appears to be a great week - 2 awards for DC - thank you https://t.co/4L0nbNvVrs

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Dionne

Max's kick up challenge https://t.co/0WZonW41d1

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Naomi Van Der Lith

This week's ESJ Broadcast: news for the students, by the students! https://t.co/Umxctdh4gG

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Miss Viccars

Well done to TP who snuck in with a last minute entry to win the first of keepy-uppies! Over 250... amazing effort! Next is now online (and this one involves cooking so your family will be happy!)

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molly

My french half term project https://t.co/n2htE7ipeU

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A Year 8 is cycling for a very worthy cause during lockdown. Please support him at https://t.co/WbD4ogJB6i

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Petina Trevett

Toby Trevett 7Sparks doing his keepy uppy challenge https://t.co/s6sVydPBDu

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Here’s our letter from to Year 10 Students, Parents & Carers about Lessons which are launching this time next week! https://t.co/f5NHEH0jFc

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Miss Viccars

With hundreds of ESJ students signed up to various clubs as part of our ‘Be Courageous’ extracurricular programme, it’s only right that we continue to offer these beyond-the-curriculum opportunities. Even from home! https://t.co/dyqU1EyNMT

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Teenager camps in garden for a month

Teenager camps in garden for a month

Posted: 5th May 2020

A fan of the outdoors, teenager James Davis was not keen on being locked down.

Instead, he has spent the last month camping in his back garden – and has raised almost £1,000 for the NHS in the process.

The Year 8 student from Epping St John’s Church of England School is a keen member of the 3rd North Weald Scout Group and has enjoyed camping since the age of six.

He said: “I was really missing camping a lot, so I started camping in our back garden on April 1. I am still enjoying camping and love waking up to the birds tweeting away. The lockdown is quite hard as that is the only time I get to go outside.”

He had set himself a target of raising just £50 from his camp-a-thon, but instead raised more than £400 in the first week. After a month, donations have reached more than £900.

The 13-year-old said: “I did not think I would even raise £100. I am overwhelmed by people’s generosity.

“All I want is to be able to see my family and friends again and to camp with my scout group, so please stay home.”

Dad Chris has spent one night camping with his son, but the whole family – including mum Karen and eight-year-old brother Joshua – plan on spending May half-term camping in the garden together.

Proud mum Karen said: “James loves the outdoors. When he’s at school, he comes home and is straight out on his bike with his friends and just loves camping. He is not interested in gaming; he just wants to be outdoors.

“He has spent every night out there on his own. He takes a book out to read by torchlight and has cooked lunch out there. He is quite happy out there; it has helped his mental health. It is his little sanctuary.

“It was strange for us at first, going to bed knowing he was in the garden. I always check on the boys before bed, so have been saying goodnight to him out of the bathroom window!

“We go camping every year as a family for a weekend. To camp for a whole week would be quite tough, so what he is doing is amazing. I am really proud of James.” Sponsor James, who plans to camp until the end of May, via Just Giving

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