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04/10/22

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Thank you for a great trip! 😊

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Had a great morning at the Eiffel Tower. Now onto the River Seine boat cruise https://t.co/bjFO0UdaeC

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04/10/22

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Beautiful day for a boat trip, now onto Les Champs Elysées . https://t.co/AHTlsSppXk

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04/10/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

It’s a wrap, on the Eurostar, back to London. What a super group of students we have . It’s been a pleasure! https://t.co/DGAXn0mDBa

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04/10/22

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Latest House 🏠 Results are in......... Wright House 🔴 still leading the way. Keep your eyes peeled for Maths House competition launching soon!!! https://t.co/XOqAaCuskf

04/10/22

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MrFitten

🧮Maths House Challenge 🧮 is now on Satchel one. All years welcome to complete. Please see maths office for paper copies. 🏆🟢🔵🟣⚪️🟡🔴🏆

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04/10/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Here’s another book I really enjoyed reading! Strongly recommend to anyone 📚 https://t.co/yc30XXylFP

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04/10/22

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Looking forward to our day trip tomorrow 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 https://t.co/1w3YHKSVnn

30/09/22

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BMAT

"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

30/09/22

This has now been cleared. Bury Lane open in both directions https://t.co/1mFJvhZXi0

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30/09/22

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Vectare Essex

There are once again delays to Waltham Cross and Epping services due to the affects of roadworks on the A121 which has reduced the traffic flow to a crawl. this will affect service 13A which is currently expected to operate approx 15-20mins late. https://t.co/lERNsMIq4y

30/09/22

PLEASE NOTE: There is no access to Bury Lane via car or bus due to a traffic accident. Students will need to walk to school or be dropped off on The High St. Staff will be on The High St in Hi Viz jackets to ensure students walk into school safely

29/09/22

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Vectare Essex

Service 13A to Epping St Margarets via is expected to operate 15-20 minutes late this morning due to an earlier bus fault. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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28/09/22

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Thank you for coming in and talking to our Year 9 and 10 students about university life at . A really informative afternoon https://t.co/Cxr4Ci9VTH

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28/09/22

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Another day, another book recommendation! I really enjoyed this book, highly recommend📚 https://t.co/jVMI3gjCVy

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28/09/22

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U12 players wanted! We train on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and play on Sundays. Please re-tweet or get in touch for more info! https://t.co/xy8p93C8ha

28/09/22

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BMAT

Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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27/09/22

Somewhere over the rainbow. We were blessed this afternoon with a spectacular double rainbow 🌈 🙌 🌈 https://t.co/IJMGQWO43i

27/09/22

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We heard all about it! The students really enjoyed it https://t.co/IKz1VOY8zv

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27/09/22

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A piece of work based on this article on a current Tropical Storm! 🌎 https://t.co/iiCvm0toBH https://t.co/PJMm3OePPv

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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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