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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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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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