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25/01/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

A MASSIVE thank you to the sports leaders today during a rather chilly KS2 cross-country event😍 you’re all superstars!! ⭐️ https://t.co/JgcDb5Ch9A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

An exciting day packed with practical lessons today! Starting with Year 10 (triple science) students practicing aseptic techniques on bacteria culture this morning - check out the skills! https://t.co/cXigvmxVSx

25/01/22

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Jenny Pugh

Thank you your buses are amazing and are so much more comfortable. I’ll contact to see if there are any plans to provide a service for the school children.

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Second practical today - our super excited Year 8 students are learning about reactivity of metals. In today's lesson they were reacting metals with acids and water! https://t.co/AE8objUL7A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Third practical of the day - it's been busy day today ! Here the Year 9s have tested a variety of samples to find out what groups of biological molecules are present in their foods! https://t.co/v0Pjd3G1Hn

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25/01/22

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Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

25/01/22

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Vectare Essex

please pass on to any of your pupils who use the service, we recommend they instead the bus from Epping, Church.

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25/01/22

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

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24/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A piece of work based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’!📚 https://t.co/3y37CTyMR3

24/01/22

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MrFitten

AFCON moves onto the knockout rounds and 8 Sparks have knocked out 7 Sparks on pens, and a big game for and 8 Barker as take on 10 Barker in tonight's other game.

23/01/22

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ESJ PE

Amazing work Alex, proud of you!😍 https://t.co/muXuXQLZHL

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21/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Another book recommendation! Read this back in July and loved it. Very insightful read and definitely recommend!📚 https://t.co/GQTvWLrQFF

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20/01/22

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Mrs Ahmed

There was such a great atmosphere at the chess club today. Picked up some tricks from Mr Joyan. I'm still not sure I'm good enough to beat our students though https://t.co/SlVeCybQFu

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20/01/22

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Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Today we are praying for Epping St John’s CE Academy, including Head of School Mike Yerosimou, all the teachers, support staff, governors and pupils. https://t.co/OU2CT6Houn https://t.co/c3ADPyPRNJ

19/01/22

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Benjamin Murphy CC

Mrs Benjamin was a real community stalwart. When she retired as Town Clerk, she served as Chair of Governors at School for many years and enjoyed working with young people immensely. She was such a joy to listen to and learn from.

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19/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A Reading Race based around the book ‘The Human Tide”! 🌍 https://t.co/q4G198IomZ https://t.co/5HcwTZvkyL

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19/01/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Thank you to Essex and Herts Air ambulance for coming in today and talking to our students. Such an informative talk for our students. We will be starting fund raising this term for this incredible charity. Please support https://t.co/KEA8Udn1cv

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18/01/22

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Mrs Mascherin

Thank you Education Department at the British Film Institute and Royal Holloway Uni for organising such a brilliant event! Our Sixth formers really enjoyed a full immersion in Almodovar’s cinema! 🔴🇪🇸📽 https://t.co/wm6zrCq83t

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18/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Is there a better way to start of your day than with an audiobook? Thoroughly recommend reading Invisible Women! 📖 https://t.co/h1JffFLKrh

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17/01/22

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MrFitten

As the AFCON moves into the final round of group games, form groups are busy supporting their chosen nations. Some great displays here from 7 Sparks and 7 Joyce . https://t.co/DseLXAEEcy

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Children tour new school - via Minecraft

Children tour new school - via Minecraft

Posted: 7th October 2020

Children are being invited to take a tour of their prospective future secondary school – in the world of Minecraft.

Students at Epping St John’s Church of England School are developing a replica of their school on favourite computer game, Minecraft.

Parents have to apply for secondary school places in Year 7 for September 2021 by November 1 this year.

With Covid-19 restrictions meaning schools are unable to hold their traditional open events, parents and children are being forced to make the selection from home.

To help with the decision-making process, Epping St John’s is utilising its new virtual world.

Instead of open events and taster days, the school –

  • is offering the opportunity for Year 6 pupils to tour around the school on Minecraft, enabling them to walk the corridors and get used to the layout via the online world.
  • held a virtual open evening Q&A session for parents. Parents would usually hear a speech given by the headteacher during open evening visits. This year, they logged on to hear key members of staff and student leaders talk about life at the school, with parents given the opportunity to ask questions. More than 350 families logged on to show interest in the 180 Year 7 places available.
  • is holding virtual taster lessons each week to Year 6 pupils in local feeder primary schools. The hour-long lessons, held until October half-term, give pupils a taste of English, French, science, history and maths lessons they would expect to experience at secondary school. Primary classes log on together to follow the lessons by Epping St John’s teachers.
  • is hosting a student takeover virtual Q&A event. Hosted by Epping St John’s students, Year 6 pupils will be able to find out about life at secondary school from their future peers. The event will give children an opportunity to ask about the issues that matter to them. Click the image below to register your child for the event.

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Sarah Viccars, senior assistant headteacher, said: “Year 6 have to make their final choice by November 1, but they are not going to get a chance to step inside a school building.

“We wanted to give them a flavour of what Epping St John’s life is like without having to visit us in person.

“We are desperately trying to do what we can. It’s such a big decision to make blind, so we have to do something to help them to make the right decision for them.

“Our team is really working together, giving up free time and doing what we can to see the bigger picture of selling our school.”

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