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26/10/20

All of our virtual open evening information, prospectus and videos can be found on our website - just click here: https://t.co/fB79AsCWIi https://t.co/5cMs5C3Se0

25/10/20

Happy Half Term everyone! As always, lots of communication has been sent home this past week and over the whole half term. You can catch up on all of it here: https://t.co/gUfsY1hnxX

25/10/20

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MrFitten

Amazing first entry for the Staff House competition https://t.co/O2EQd6GdUy

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25/10/20

All of our virtual open evening information, prospectus and videos can be found on our website - just click here: https://t.co/fB79AsCWIi https://t.co/MPRW2p4xNL

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25/10/20

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Ms Horner

Year 13 English Literature students have completed some fantastic wider reading tasks this half term. https://t.co/9flv6MlRVl

24/10/20

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victoria sear

Such a talented artist & former student donating his stunning work to this amazing auction for a such an important charity.Awesome 👏🏻 https://t.co/c6JU7Zw8d9

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24/10/20

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Angie Norris

Found this in my junk Mail. Thank you a lovely way to end the term. https://t.co/lqQf20cgzV

24/10/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Ahh!! So much more to come!

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24/10/20

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Ms F Clarke

Really impressed to see the wider reading happening in music, such an interesting topic! https://t.co/JgPaWoP3xk

24/10/20

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MrFitten

Brilliant, look forward to seeing the finished article!!

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24/10/20

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Karen Davis

James has his pumpkins ready! He was very specific in sizes!! https://t.co/yttTdJoxKi

23/10/20

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Keeping it Current

This will help widen your knowledge further in computing and business ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/KWtOxghlgm

23/10/20

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Ms Horner

A wonderful cause, close to my heart. Thank you ❤

23/10/20

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Keeping it Current

For anyone interested in astronomy 🔭 🌙 👩‍🚀!! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/Yn4BGuaogT

23/10/20

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ESJStudentLead

A big well done to our prefects today for raising over £160 in the snack sale to donate to . Thank you to everyone who donated! A great end to our first half term back!

23/10/20

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C Hines

Well, I didn’t expect either child to make it to half term without having to isolate! Feels like a major achievement! Clearly great Covid controls in place at both and Well done - I know this hasn’t been the easiest of terms!! 👏👏💚💚

23/10/20

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MrFitten

Forgot to add that a Staff competition is also on with House points up for grabs and other goodies https://t.co/FLc3JwKhqE

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23/10/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

A big shout out to the film crew. Such patience! Thank you for all your support. Much appreciated https://t.co/pcdhJ9GcTx

23/10/20

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Keeping it Current

Wow ESJ inspiring other schools in the UK To implement reading in their subjects too!! https://t.co/TH5uGUMtnp

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23/10/20

Parents of the newest cohort of children to join our school are praising the way they have been settled in during the pandemic. https://t.co/gShn1Od9on https://t.co/9CuoLywGdB

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Virtual school club attendance doubles

Virtual school club attendance doubles

Posted: 6th October 2020

An extra-curricular initiative has seen the number of students taking part in remote clubs more than double since schools returned.

A programme of before school, lunchtime and after school clubs at Epping St John’s Church of England School was adapted during lockdown.

Be Courageous…From Home enabled children who were learning from home to take part in clubs offering them challenges to take them away from the computer screen and the traditional curriculum.

Tasks included drills for sports clubs, online software for coding, practical dance classes for dance club, online theatre links for drama and lowkey science experiments for science club.

While school has now resumed, restrictions mean clubs still cannot run as normal as students must be off site as soon as their core lessons end.

Since the start of the new school year, hundreds of students have signed up to take part in at least one club – with almost all of Year 7 joining in.

Sarah Viccars, senior assistant headteacher, said: “This is the most clubs we have ever had on offer, with the largest variety of subjects to choose from. We have launched ten new clubs this year already which have not been on offer before. The number of students signing up has more than doubled since we launched Be Courageous…From Home. I am really proud of that.

“Lockdown encouraged students to develop their talents and skills and this programme helped them to see beyond the curriculum. It has shown them that it is good to get outside, or to paint or to read a book. That gift of time gave them the inspiration to develop themselves.

“We are continuing to push and develop that and students are responding well. It is giving them an outlet where they are not being tested or following a curriculum; it is simply for fun and to give them an opportunity to make friends with people with the same interests. They are also learning to be independent learners who are motivated to develop their own talents and skills; they are qualities they will use for life.”

Clubs this term include choir, dance, astronomy, debate society, languages, philosophy, cooking, art, book club, fitness and science.

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