English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Walking with Jesus. God's love in action.

Amazing Achievements!

Ami and Matt from the northern superchargers cricket team, suprising Year 4 as a 'secret supply'!

Year 4 loved the opportunity to practise their skills and challenge the players to a high speed bowl-off! The children were thrilled to have the players in school and sharing their love of sport with us.

Virtual Eid Celebration

On Saturday 29 May, English Martyrs School took part in a virtual Eid Celebration that was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association with participation from many VIPs from the Royal Navy, the Army, Mayors from around the country and other dignitaries. The purpose of the event was to promote community cohesion, understanding and appreciation, something which is fundamental to our beliefs as Catholics at EMS. Our Year 2 students were represented in this video format which I am sure you will agree is very special, culminating in their signed and beautifully sung performance of 'Love One Another'.  

One of our Year 6 students also represented our school as a 'Young Ambassador' delivering a speech she had written on the topic of Diversity.

Invitation to be part of a British Library exhibition!

Exciting news for English Martyrs; two of our Year 6 pupils have had their work chosen to be a part of an exhibition at the British Library! During the school closures, pupils in the class were challenged to create their very own mini books and their designs were very impressive. Here is the message from the British Library:

 Our Exhibitions team are planning to showcase works from our recent Miniature Book campaign in a four-case display in the British Library’s Treasures Gallery. The show will incorporate miniature books from the Library’s collection; the books we commissioned from authors and illustrators at the start of the campaign; and a selection of the tiny volumes created by children in response to our callout. The display will open in summer 2021.

We’d be delighted to be able to include some of your beautiful miniature books in the show, namely The Little Book of Big Planets and the Encyclopaedia of Warhammer Figurines.

Congratulations to Billy and Dominik in Year 6!



Step Inside Your Story Project

In March 2021, our Year 6 pupils took part in a special British Library project in which children across the UK were inspired to step inside their own stories and make concertina books with themselves in the starring role. Here's a taste of their brilliant work on shelves designed by Allen Fatimaharan.