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As a learning community centred in Christ, we walk hand in hand with God on our journey in faith.


UNICEF Rights at English Martyrs'


At English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School, our UNICEF Rights are at the core of everything that we do to ensure that all of our pupils are highly skilled, cultured and educated Global Citizens.


"As a learning community centred in Christ, we walk hand in hand with God on our journey in faith."


Our school mission statement underpins the core values of our UNICEF Rights in that we should respect and care for all that God has gifted us on this Earth. It teaches our pupils the value of respect and dignity, and the power of their voice to develop the belief that our children can, and will, change the world for the better.


The teaching of the UNICEF Rights ensures that all pupils leave English Martyrs' deeply embedded with the principles of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child and are able to flourish in life with the skills and knowledge to feel safe, nurtured, valued and heard. We believe that in equipping our children with the tools to speak out in times of adversity, we are creating a future generation of children who can exercise their rights, and the rights of others.



World Children's Day


On Monday 20th November, we turned our school blue and made a donation to support UNICEF and celebrate World Children's Day. With the help of our generous parents and children, we managed to raise a grand total of £158.19!


Throughout the day we focused on working to achieve the outcomes of our OutRight Campaign 'Climate Change and Adaptation'. We looked in particular at the impacts of climate change on the land, oceans, air and humans/animals. We also looked at how climate change is affecting access to our UNICEF rights.

In addition to all of this hard work, every class went on a litter pick in our local area. We were astounded at the amount of rubbish we collected and we are urging our friends, family and local community to support us in looking after our local environment. 




Scroll down to our OutRight Campaign 2023/24 page to see what we got up to during the day...



The power of pupil voice should never be underestimated!

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We need our voices to be heard throughout the world - SAVE OUR PLANET!!!

Soccer Aid


A huge thank you to all of the parents, carers and children for your generous donations.

With your support we were able to donate £250 to UNICEF to fund vital work across the globe to help children fight malnutrition, to keep them safe in times of crisis and to get them back to school. 

By being a part of Soccer Aid UK, we have been united by play, to help all children play and as a school we will continue to campaign to ensure that ALL children have access to their rights, all of the time.

UNICEF Turkey/ Syria Appeal

We raised £1541.36 for UNICEF to support them with their fantastic work towards the Turkey/Syria appeal!

We are so proud to say that the children of English Martyrs' used their heads, hearts, and hands to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need in Turkey and Syria. They managed to raise a whopping £1541.36 that has been donated to UNICEF to support their work in upholding the rights of children in Turkey and Syria who have been affected by the devastating earthquakes.


The money raised will help UNICEF to provide:



Thank you to all of our families for your generous donations.

Together, we can make a difference.

Celebrating our Gold Award with our local PCSOs!

English Martyrs' school has been awarded Gold by UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School programme.


UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Gold is the highest accolade given by UNICEF UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. Please read our report below.

Unicef-Rights Respecting Schools Award