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A big shout out and ‘thank you’ to all students, parents and staff that contributed towards our annual homeless charity, friends of Essex & London homeless. ESJ is dedicated in looking after the less fortunate in its community https://t.co/u9nkZZqqgr

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13/12/19

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Ms F Clarke

Y9s putting earthquake resistant design into practice. It’s jelly time! https://t.co/FGR4DZ2cbE

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Mr Yerosimou

The WINNERS of the 2019 are... The Seal Party aka The Conservative Party reflected how the UK voted! https://t.co/cxBOjM7kUI

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Miss E

Christmas jumper day at ESJ for a great cause, save the children. Thank you to all students and staff for your contribution

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Ms Horner

Year 10s had their learning brought to life this morning with a fantastic, live production of A Christmas Carol. They were a fantastic audience and did us proud, as usual. https://t.co/hIAxalSTcw

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The Johnson Family

Come and join us for a bit this afternoon....you know you’ll love it! https://t.co/miXf1RDfO3

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Miss E

Tomorrow is Christmas jumper day for a good cause. Bring £1 and spending money for cakes https://t.co/ufatNUpzy4

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

enjoyed a Xmas get together in our beautiful common room. Snacks and friends - what more could we ask for? Merry Xmas https://t.co/QFdo4F2s1F

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ESJ Art, Textiles & Photography

Art club isn’t busy at all this lunchtime ..... 🙃🤪🥳 https://t.co/7QhZXYP5iL

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Mrs Christofi

Great morning with our Danish friends having a French breakfast and learning about the differences in our schools 🇩🇰🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇰 https://t.co/avTFH9D5Jj

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My Year 12 Government & Politics class currently counting the votes of the will reveal the results in line with Westminster! https://t.co/LAdAbWXejW

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Miss Viccars

for us but also the students! ALL students are currently voting for the party that they think will best represent us. Great to see all students debating and getting involved in politics! https://t.co/Tq0HHWnhDS

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11/12/19

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Mrs Christofi

Is there any part of London our pupils haven’t been to today . A big thank you to Mrs Van Der Lith and Ms Griffiths for being the ultimate tour guides for 🇬🇧🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰 https://t.co/HoTQj0VCdC

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Mr Yerosimou

goes to the polls tomorrow! https://t.co/UfLYe0Zv5T

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Mr Yerosimou

goes to the polls tomorrow! https://t.co/ynKLP068sD

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Mr Yerosimou

goes to the polls tomorrow! https://t.co/jA8hWrJaex

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Mr Yerosimou

goes to the polls tomorrow! https://t.co/nByDAW0hss

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goes to the polls tomorrow! https://t.co/dNAtQ346dW

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Month-long trip to Cambodia for teens

Month-long trip to Cambodia for teens

Posted: 14th November 2019

A month-long trip to Cambodia gave teenagers an experience of a lifetime.

Year 11 students from Epping St John’s Church of England School and Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, brought their school days to a close with the extended trip.

Each student had to raise a total of £3,800 to enable them to go on the trip – with a fundraising quiz night at Epping St John’s attracting support from 140 people.

During the trip, students learnt about the culture and the day to day dangers faced by the people of Cambodia while themselves travelling and working.

The group built wells and toilets, made water pots and reinforced a dam in 87 per cent humidity, before heading out on a four-day trek through a national park.

The 13 students visited sites including the temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

Finley Jacobs-Roth, now Year 12 at Epping St John’s sixth form, said: “The children in Cambodia knew anyone who was not local was there to help them. I got the opportunity to go to a school and teach English.

“I feel I made a difference during the trip. It felt amazing; what we did was real. You hear your parents say there are starving children around the world, but we have seen it now and realise how lucky we are.

“I would like to take a gap year now after sixth form to help some more.”

Students were unable to access much technology during the trip.

Sammy O’Brien, head of Year 10 at Epping St John’s, said: “The people there have nothing, yet we noticed how happy they were. Their way of life was so nice. Our technology didn’t work out there, so we were able to switch off, too. Instead, we sat around a table playing card games – that is the lifestyle we lack.

“In terms of enrichment, this trip showed students how people in other places live and gave them an understanding of another country. It also gave them that overall feeling of supporting others and making a difference to people’s lives. It brought people out of their shells and gave them a sense of selflessness.”

The schools are now planning a joint trip to Kenya in 2021 for Year 9, 10 and 11.

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