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...
Sometimes You Just Need to Hop on the Bus!

Sometimes You Just Need to Hop on the Bus!

Being a part of Mercy Ships Academy is something that is so unique and special.  Your students become like family.  You see them every day and watch them grow and develop both in knowledge, and in their faith.   I served as a French teacher for the 2018-2019 school...