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Coronavirus is affecting children’s lives in almost every country and putting children's rights to education, nutrition and protection at risk. Please click on the link to see what you can do to help.


Every week a PowerPoint focused on an article from the CRC will be uploaded to this page. These will be full of rights related learning resources to help your children understand the pandemic. Now more than ever, teaching and learning about rights is vital.



Week 7 -Article 42 - Knowledge of Rights

This week we are exploring Article 42 - Knowledge of Rights. Article 42 is essential for helping everyone understand what we need to create a world where everyone's rights are respected and upheld. Why do your rights matter to you? What’s so special about them? When you are an adult what will you do to tell other people about rights?


Week 6 - Protection from violence, abuse and neglect

Protection from violence, abuse and neglect means that governments and duty bearers must ensure that children and young people are protected from harm by whoever looks after them. Think about the people who help to keep you safe and protected, think about how you can thank them and let them know how much they matter to you.

Week 5 - Article 28 - The Right to an education

This week we are looking at Article 28 - the right to education. Every child has the right to an education to help them develop their talents and abilities and reach their full potential. While you are at home, your teachers are busy making sure you still have access to education. What do you think makes a good teacher? What does a rights respecting school like? Teachers do much more than teach and school is much more than just lessons. What are you missing the most about English Martyrs'? Try out the activities and remember to share your work!

 Myrah 6B

Sadeen (6B)

Week 4 - Article 14- Freedom of thought, belief and religion

We refer to article 14 a lot at English Martyrs' as we celebrate all the different faiths we have under our roof! This article guarantees every child's right to think and believe what they choose and to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping others from enjoying their rights.

What thoughts and beliefs are important to you? Can you think of any religious artefacts that are used across many religions? What does your house of worship look like? Can you draw and identify religious symbols? Have a go at the activities! We love seeing your work!

Week 3 - Article 7 - Birth registration, name, nationality and care

This week we are looking at Article 7 - Birth registration, name, nationality and care. 

Every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents. How much do you know about your name and identity? Learn more about Article 7 and try out the activities. Remember to share any work you complete!


Sadeen 6B                                   

Angel 6B


Pardeep 6B

Myrah 6A

Anisha 6B

Week 2 - Article 12 - Respecting Children's Views. How is your voice heard?

Now, more than ever, it is important your voices are heard! UNICEF are calling on the Government to speak directly to children in a special broadcast about the impacts of coronavirus on you, your loved ones and your future. If you wish to sign the open letter to the UK Government please follow the link.

Week 1 - Article 24 - Health Care. How are you showing support for our carers? Please share any work or images through your year group page or via email.

Have you heard about Captain Tom Moore? He completed a very special challenge to show his support and raise money for the NHS. Use the resources below to learn more about him and find additional activities for you to complete.



Mrs Harper has made a very special English Martyrs' rainbow for her front door. 

A wonderful poem written by Blessing in 6A.

These talented year 6 pupils have been busy at home making art work to support our NHS.





Myrah and Mariya



Mr Evans, Mrs Gillam and Mrs Dineen have all made beautiful displays with their families.

Miss Belcher's very artistic neighbour made a rainbow for her to display in her window. Can you make a poster for your neighbour?

Miss Hook has made this wonderful poster for her window.

Mrs O'Brien's creative and important message.

Mr Hamilton's colourful message of hope.

Amira (4A) has made a rainbow to show her support.

Arissa (RA) and Hanna (5B) worked together to make this beautiful rainbow.

22.04.2020 - Due to our school closure we were unable to celebrate Earth Day together but Sadeen in 6B still marked the day by creating this wonderful poster. Well done Sadeen! 


We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We have been awarded our Silver Award which means we are Rights Aware. Please read our accreditation report to find out more about the fantastic work we have been doing in school to ensure the UN Convention of the Rights of a Child is at the heart of all that we do. We are now working hard towards the Gold Award! 

World Children's Day / 30th Anniversary of the CRC


On this day in 1989 something incredible happened. Against the backdrop of a changing world order leaders came together and made an historic commitment to children - they promised to protect and fulfill the rights of every child. English Martyrs' spent the day celebrating in their phases. 

The fantastic work completed by our pupils on World Children's Day!


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Our Class Charters


Every class has their own class charter. This is a visual document that establishes a set of rights-based principles that the teachers and children have agreed on for the classroom. Our class charters help us to understand our rights, how we can respect each other's rights and how duty bearers (adults) can help us to enjoy our rights!


Our Rights Respecting Displays

Our Rights Respecting Displays 1
Our Rights Respecting Displays 2
Our Rights Respecting Displays 3
Our Rights Respecting Displays 4

Year 3 and 4 pupils showing compassion and awareness on Anti-Slavery Day 18/10/19

Article 19 -You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated.

Article 35 - No-one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.

Article 36 - You have the right to protection from any other kind of exploitation.

Article 37 - You have the right not to be punished in a cruel or hurtful way.


Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy.

 Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy. 1
 Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy. 2
 Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy. 3

Anti-Slavery Assembly for Year 3 &4 pupils