Grow Essex

Amazing Lego

One of our children from Clacton, has made these Lego figures purely from memory! From Left to Right (Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Sonic and Donkey Kong),There is also a side picture of his Bowser figure because of the detail of the shell. Fantastic learning 'JG', I think you may be destined for a job at Lego World.

Emotion Emoji's

At Grow Braintree, we asked the children to  draw their own emotion emoji's. We had a great time discussing and drawing our own ones. Some of our children challenged themselves by putting masks on the emoji's so showing expression just with the eyes.  

How diseases spread.

Braintree Grow did a project on how diseases are spread and what we can do to prevent the spread of a virus.

Beating the January Blues at Colchester (North)

At Colchester (North) we've been finding ways to bring some brightness into our lives during this tricky time. Drumming, Tai Chi, outdoor learning, science investigations and creative artwork have proved to be brilliant ways for us to feel connected with ourselves and others, and have given us a sense of achievement, success and inner calm.

Scroll through our gallery for ideas.

Clacton's Christmas Cross-stich

The children at Clacton intensive GROW have been challenging themselves to complete Christmas cross-stitch. They have shown perseverance and have not given up on a tricky task. They are all extremely pleased with their creations and can't wait to give them to someone special to them for Christmas.  

Invisible String

At Braintree we have been learning about how the invisible string connects us to our loved ones, so we are never alone

Thanksgiving 2020

‚ÄčToday at Braintree we learned about Thanksgiving customs and its history. One of the tasks was thinking about what we are thankful for in Grow.

Remembrance at Colchester South

At GROW South Colchester the children have participated in a variety of activities for Remembrance Day. To remember all those who have been involved and affected by war. 

Children In Need

Our week at GROW Colchester (North) continued focusing on Being Considerate of Others as our work found a new topic - Children In Need. We used our forest play time to devise our own versions of the Children In Need 'Act Your Age' challenge, and baked and decorated Pudsey cookies as we talked about the work of Children In Need. 


This week at GROW Colchester (North), we have been focusing on Being Considerate of Others through work on Remembrance. The children have: produced some incredible artwork, using their own bodies to create silhouettes on watercolour sunsets and devising their own titles for their piece; composed poetry about life at war thinking carefully about the feelings of the soldiers; explored data handling in maths to draw WW1 bar graphs and use them to answer questions; had a go at rebuilding some tricky puzzles, using all of our perseverance and resilience skills. It has been lovely to hear some deep-thinking discussions as we have reflected on life during the war.