First Easter in the Global Mercy®Academy

First Easter in the Global Mercy®Academy

Being onboard the Global Mercy over the past few months has been a privilege, a joy and sometimes a challenge! It is very special to be part of the first group of teachers and students to fill these rooms with learning, color, fun and laughter! The Global Mercy...
Persistence

Persistence

Merriam-Webster defines PERSISTENCE as the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people. When I was teaching 5th and 6th grade on the M/V Anastasis, the Junior High and High...
Twin Spirit

Twin Spirit

How does an academy build school spirit when there are no intramural nor intermural sports available, no homecoming, no dances? The staff discussed this question, especially since we are a K-12 school, with numerous grades having three or less students. Since all...
Survival!

Survival!

The AFM has a swimming pool on its top deck which the whole crew enjoys. However, one day it was put to an extraordinary use. Our Safety Officer took the upper grades (6-12) to the pool to learn about survival at sea. First, they had to don the heavy at-sea survival...
Why I Became a Teacher with Mercy Ships

Why I Became a Teacher with Mercy Ships

Kathryn Dungworth shares her journey to join Mercy Ships as a volunteer teacher—an adventure she never expected, and how this unique environment for teaching has changed her life in unexpected ways. She will give us some insight into the Global Mercy Academy and share...