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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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LGBTQ+ Pride Day

LGBTQ+ Pride Day

Posted: 7th February 2022

Epping St John's Church of England School is taking pride in the diversity of its community as students marked the start of LGBTQ+ History Month with a Pride Day.

The school set up a Diversity Team this year to work on a vision to become a community that not only tolerates difference, but celebrates it.

The day included sessions on unconscious bias and the impact on stereotyping different demographics; a lesson on the science behind how our brains work and why we need to challenge societal constructs; and time to reflect on the need to think before we speak or act.

Students also took part in a session on why it is important to be an ally, looked at stereotypes in sport, before each year group walked with the LGBTQ+ community to St John’s Church Epping.

Faye Clarke, lead practitioner, said: “We walked through the church to significantly diminish that stereotype that you cannot be both religious and LGBTQ+. We then stamped our support onto a cross using colourful thumb prints, eventually creating two Rainbow Crosses which will sit proudly in St John’s Church Epping and our school. This had a huge impact on everyone involved.

“Epping St John’s first Pride Day will be memorable for all involved, but this is just the beginning. We are at the start of a journey of change, but today has given us positive foundations to build upon.”

 

The Rev Lee Batson, of St John’s Church Epping, said: “It was an enormous privilege for us to play our part in the Pride Day with Epping St John’s. It’s such an important statement that we believe all people matter because they are made in the image of God, and that no one should be made to feel less than they are because of how they identify themselves.”

 

A sixth form student who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community said: “I remember the days when support was just sticking up a Stonewall poster and today I watched as students walked with flags, banners and pride. I’m so proud to belong to this school.”

 

Amber Cox, Year 13 student, said: “Epping St John’s Pride Day offered an opportunity for both students and teachers to engage in important discussions on sexuality and gender identity. People were given the chance to voice their questions and, in response, others were keen to educate.

“The Pride walk not only highlighted great allyship, but it importantly represented the support from the church. This vital day acted as a pivotal moment for the school’s journey in challenging prejudice surrounding the LGBTQ+ community and its fight to create a safer space for the students of Epping St John’s.”

 

Izzy Goff, Year 8 student, said: “Pride Day was an amazing day where everyone could learn about equality and how to treat each other respectfully, no matter their gender, sexuality or sexual orientation. It was an opportunity for everyone to educate themselves on how to treat others with respect and equality.

“The session on unconscious bias was fascinating because it is opinions our brain makes without us even knowing and how much our unconscious bias affects our decisions in everyday life.

“My favourite part of the day was the march up to the church because everyone was included in an activity which connected our school, the church and the wider LGBTQ+ community.”

 

Mike Yerosimou, head of school, said: “Today will make lasting impressions and a positive difference to students’ lives. We will continue to ensure that every member of our family feels safe, supported and celebrated.”

 

 

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