Mercy Ships

10257359_889415857750479_3326258760866120620_oAs part of the year 9’s topic ‘World Poverty’ the students chose a Christian charity to research and present to the class. They then voted on which charity they would like to support as a year group. The charity with the most votes was Mercy Ships.

On Friday 23rd May, our Family Assembly was lead by a representative from Mercy Ships who explained their work to us all.

Year 9 organised a non-uniform day in exchange for a donation as well as selling cakes and biscuits. Then between 11am and 1pm they took part in a sponsored walk; each with some form of impediment. The impediment allowed the students to reflect on the distances and difficulties people face who are desperate for help from the Africa Mercy Hospital ship.

Well done Year 9 – so far you have raised £150.61 for Mercy Ships.

Essex Food and Farming Day at Writtle College

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Juniors enjoyed an educational visit along with 3000 other school children learning about different aspects of the environment. We had Mrs Marriage to guide us around the exhibits!

We learnt about modern and old types of harvesting and what farmers do with cow poo! We leant about the many everyday products that are produced from the land. We saw pigs, cows, sheep, alpacers and a beautiful owl.

We saw sausages being made and Tiptree Jams talked about their jam making process and gave us all a miniature jar of jam. We saw sheep being sheared and learnt about selective breeding and the many products that come from them.

We basked in a sunny day with a picnic lunch sitting on a bale of hay!