We had an amazing summer down on the waterfront at West Mersea and we hope you enjoyed learning about safe crabbing and keeping plastic out of the sea. Normally when winter approaches we head into deeper water, dig into the mud and do very little until it gets warm again. Some of us can travel […]
CRABTASTIC! SAY NO TO ONE-USE PLASTIC! is a huge art installation on the waterfront in West Mersea made by the pupils and volunteers of West Mersea School and artist Vinny Stapley funded by Mersea Island Tales Educational Trust. Vinny said ‘The crabs designed by the pupils have been made from plastics found on the beaches […]
R Judging for the Better Energy School Awards 2018 has now been completed. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Mersea Island School’s entry ‘High Tide, Low Tide, Clean Tide’ was declared the Regional Winner in the Totally Creative for the South/ Central Region. On behalf of Total and the Young People’s Trust for the Environment […]
Generations of families have enjoyed the timeless pursuit of crabbing on the island. The recent enlargement and improvement to the pontoon reflects its popularity. CRABTASTIC! aims to raise awareness of the need to prevent plastics entering our beautiful island’s environment and how to crab kindly. It will comprise: A school art project and crab installation […]
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NOW THAT SAMMY HAS RETIRED TO THE SCHOOL SEA GARDEN FOR THE WINTER … … AND THE KAYAKS AND TRAILER ARE WITH MERSEA ISLAND WATER-SPORTS WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK AT OUR HIGH TIDE, LOW TIDE, CLEAN TIDE REPORT TO SEE EXACTLY HOW THE PUPILS OF MERSEA ISLAND SCHOOL CARRIED OUT THIS FUN AND INFORMATIVE […]
I attended this fascinating evening back in January and was very pleased to receive a letter from Dr Rachel Duffett stating: “The display boards which you kindly brought along are hugely impressive and transformed the rather bland seminar room into a really interesting space. The audience were able to study the content in the break […]
Mersea Island School came onboard L’Esperance to find out about her royal connections, racing history and why she lies on the sand and shingle spit marking the entry to Mersea Creeks.
By March 17th 1916 food prices in the UK had risen 48% since the start of war. Mersea Island School pupils have been undertaking farm chores, learning about the seasonal nature of farm work and finding out why home food production was so critical during the war years. They fetched water from an Edwardian pump, […]
THE SINKING OF HMS ABOUKIR, HOGUE AND CRESSY. Early on 22nd September 1914, HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy were patrolling in the North Sea 60 miles off the Dutch coast. Their task was to protect ships in the North Sea which were carrying supplies between Britain and France. However, the ships were considered obsolete and […]