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07/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Cover and Admin Assistant 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/LJfojEsjOF https://t.co/BiwwDGoHzp

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06/12/21

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French Reading Race + Guided Reading based on festivals!🇫🇷 https://t.co/wKcZFrsC4v

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06/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Co-Educator 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/rkPvyuHNVB https://t.co/iLdnJKYLtV

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06/12/21

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📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for a Medical / Admin Assistant 🖊️ For a job description and application details, please visit https://t.co/amxs9WegUY https://t.co/Lm9ngZBl9x

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05/12/21

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What a wonderful tree festival and a lovely contribution from the Art department 🎄 https://t.co/5i9GC6SkAt

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04/12/21

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victoria sear

We really enjoyed going to see all the amazing trees especially beautiful tree❤️🌲🎄 https://t.co/WNi2XIQDrQ

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03/12/21

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ESJ Reading Race

Another month, another book recommendation! Has to be one of my favourite reads so far- thoroughly recommend!📚 https://t.co/y5IXijIdZy

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03/12/21

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Dee Boydell-Brown

Such a pleasure to provide the teachers with a well deserved breakfast this morning 🥰 the PTA hoped that you enjoyed it 🥰 https://t.co/pk0xQsY30M

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03/12/21

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Ms Horner

A gorgeous spread put on by our PTA for staff. We breakfasted like royalty! Thank you 💚 https://t.co/pWtKceAmdY

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02/12/21

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Ms F Clarke

Brilliant discussions and collaborative revision happening in Y10 Geography today. https://t.co/h0MqVFZFWf

01/12/21

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Ms Horner

It is gorgeous! I think we are definitely in with a shot! ❄️🎄 https://t.co/i4II4ME8XD

01/12/21

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mary burges

A beautiful tree!! There is always stiff competition in the school’s section, the young people of Epping are so creative!! I’m so looking forward to the tree festival 🎄 🌟🎄

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01/12/21

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Lee Batson

Good to see the tree festival coming together. Here is the entry from at . But will they win? Looking forward to seeing others come together during the course of today. https://t.co/3vCVUTKZmu

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01/12/21

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Fact sheet based on this article! 📚 https://t.co/HoUKIb3WKT https://t.co/zXAp23Ljmj

30/11/21

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Guli Francis-Dehqani

We were delighted by the warmth of welcome. Thank you to everyone involved. https://t.co/uqVqvDeUFr

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30/11/21

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Chelmsford Diocese

The Revd Lynne Cullens - has this morning been announced as the next Bishop of Barking. Find our more here – https://t.co/8W3kKrtFYv Share your own welcome message with Lynne using the hashtag https://t.co/NBifmle5Zp

30/11/21

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Ms Horner

A partnership that is going from strength to strength. A real honour for our school and students today.

30/11/21

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mary burges

Cannot WAIT !! 🥳😃

30/11/21

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Ms Horner

Woohoo! Really looking forward to this!

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30/11/21

ESJ was proud to be host to to announce the appointment of as the . Thank you to for coordinating. https://t.co/8PE4pPsRzI https://t.co/ODamlQht8i

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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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