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10/08/22

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Miss Theodorou

Really good thread if you’re still looking for some summer reads/to get back into reading!! 📚📚 https://t.co/pXyRMfZ2DD

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09/08/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Relax and enjoy your favourite book! 📚 https://t.co/8fLD7IA6fU

08/08/22

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Vectare Essex

Planning for school in September? Full academic year passes for and Brentwood Schools on our Services 13 & 61 are now available for sale at: https://t.co/YPFg8N7ukz.

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29/07/22

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Nigel Ayriss

What an amazing trip for them all, massive thank you to https://t.co/3DfUGCLMYB

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28/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Arrived at Nairobi airport after a 9 1/2 hour bus journey https://t.co/m3l3cAsVX5

28/07/22

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BMAT

📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an ADT Technician 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/qmGL3KEPaA

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26/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Travel day back up to camp Tsavo for safari tomorrow🦒🐘🦓🐆🦛🦏 even managed to visit the Marungu primary school to see the kids! https://t.co/VdoYgvHSpW

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25/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Morning snorkelling for us! The best R&R day of the trip! https://t.co/P8jH4xjenT

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Ranking and deciding on the biggest threats to Sea Turtles 🐢 https://t.co/rmKfBdAZh2

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24/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Now this is why we teach you to be sustainable! A morning of litter picking on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and this is what we collected. Small changes can make a huge difference. https://t.co/SaVgWqLy8D

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21/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

When you don’t have wrapping paper, but you have a dry bag! Happy Birthday Lomby! https://t.co/PqBrtgnjIe

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21/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Last day of project work for my They have been outstanding this trip. Cultural activities tomorrow followed by much needed R&R days at Diani campsite and cottages https://t.co/BFz82XmxEG

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20/07/22

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Sammy O'brien

Last day at Mumas house! https://t.co/z0eJYyOdhV

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19/07/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Happy Summer Everyone! Relax and enjoy your favourite book! 📚🌍 https://t.co/KSmwUFuE4b

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19/07/22

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Ms F Clarke

Nothing brings the North and South together like a party! https://t.co/k3DW6fpk8W

19/07/22

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The Johnson Family

Good Luck and thank you for your incredible support. Enjoy the summer first!

18/07/22

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ShoeSu

Thank you for being an amazing teacher. Both of my girls really enjoyed your classes. Good luck with whatever is next for you 😊

18/07/22

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Karen Davis

I was very shocked to hear that you were leaving. You'll be missed hugely , we wish you all the best for the future. James Davis and family.

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18/07/22

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Mr Benzid

Just want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to ESJ, thank you for an amazing 4 years… Thanks for all the lovely cards, messages and gifts from our wonderful staff, students and parents/carers! All the best for the future 👏🏾 It’s been a pleasure https://t.co/saTi150j4S

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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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