Rough Times, Ernie!

Rough Times, Ernie!

Our project historians Neil and Peter have been searching for first hands accounts of fighting during the battle of Passchendaele by men from Birtley. They’ve been looking for letters, diaries or journals, but so far no luck. However they did find this astonishing...
Your School Needs You!

Your School Needs You!

We have sent this letter home to the families of our Y5 children, but can you help? We are interested in any First World War family memories or memorabilia from our local community. How You Can Help – The Belgian Connection (doc)   poster image: Eybl,...
Summer Term Letter for Y6 Parents

Summer Term Letter for Y6 Parents

We are now into the final term of your child’s time here at St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School – doesn’t time fly! At this stage, I thought it would be helpful to clarify a few important dates and events planned for our Year 6 class this term for those who might need...
How Children Helped Win WW1

How Children Helped Win WW1

Children helped the war efforts during World War One in lots of different ways. They helped the soldiers in strange ways, which you wouldn’t expect. Our Year 5 have spent some time researching this. Read on to find out the interesting ways in which children helped win...
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