School Retreat in Africa

School Retreat in Africa

Going to school on a ship comes with many great experiences — you get to meet people from all around the world, and do things that not many other people get to do — like helping make drinks in a cafe for doctors and nurses on break, or counting pills for patients....
Two Ships and Two Schools

Two Ships and Two Schools

Today we experienced an exciting first for the Mercy Ships Academy! English Teachers from both ships collaboratively planning for the Junior High and High School English Courses onboard both the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy. For teachers to plan collaboratively is a...
uShaka Beach Field Trip

uShaka Beach Field Trip

One time when we were in Durban, we arranged a field trip to uShaka Beach for the 6-12th graders. It is a very long beach waterfront. A couple of teachers went down first and inquired about renting bicycles, then went along the beach walkway to find ideas for a photo...
Teaching Kindness Through Physical Education

Teaching Kindness Through Physical Education

During one of our annual shipyards in Durban, South Africa, many of our crew were at housed at an empty college campus at Applesbosch, in the hills of Kwa Zulu Natal. The Academy had a Scottish Physical Education (PE) teacher who saw the space and gym at the campus as...
A Former Student & Crew Member Shares…

A Former Student & Crew Member Shares…

As a teenager, I had everything I wanted in my room, like my guitars, clothes, and electronic gadgets. However, everything changed in those two months when my parents decided to leave everything behind and to work as missionaries on a hospital ship in Africa. After a...