Emmaus is a school run on Christian principles. It caters for children from 5 to 16 years of age in what has always been akin to a family atmosphere where love and respect are evident to all who visit the school.
Emmaus Pupils launch their own Bulletin
The pupil bulletin came about as a result of a suggetion given to the school council. (The school council was started at the beginning of last year. The school council takes suggestions from pupils and then works on them to improve the school such as playing other school in sports or organising after school clubs. The people on the council were all voted in by the pupils.) Then volunteers got together and collected information to go in it. The bulletin will be published every two weeks. The team who work on the bulletin are Daniel, Abigail, Oscar, Amy, Ellie and Hannah.
You can read it for yourself by downloading it from the link on the left hand side of this page.
It is hoped to produce a copy of the bulletin every month.
The Olympic Torch Designer comes to Emmaus
Edward Barber is an uncle to two of Emmaus Pupils, but his greater claim to fame is that he was involved in the designing of the iconic Olympic Torch. He made a special visit to the school, taking time out from his office in London. The children were thrilled and every pupil had the opportunity to be photographed holding the torch.
Mr Barber works for Barber and Osgerby who beat off 600 others to design the torch. Each torch has 8000 holes, one of each of the torchbearers who carried it on its tour of the British Isles.
Click here to see more pictures of the visit
The Education of our Children - Rev Stuart Olyott
Rev Stuart Olyott was for many years pastor of Belvedere Road Baptist Church in Liverpool and more recently taught Pastoral Studies at WEST Theological College in South Wales. A few years ago, he wrote a very perceptive article on education which first appeared in the Evangelical Magazine, published by the Evangelical Movement of Wales. Click here to read the article in full.
The Amazing Story behind Emmaus School
The Story of the new Christian Schools - Sylvia Baker and David Freeman
Prayer prepares the way
In the early 1970s, some Christians in Bradford-on-Avon became concerned about the need for a Christian school in their area. They held some meetings in their church, but nothing concrete ever came of it. For some of them, the burden remained and they prayed through the years that God would eventually establish a school, even though by now it was too late for their own children to benefit from it. Click here to read the chapter from this book which tells the story of Emmaus.
Emmaus Diamond Jubilee Party
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Visit to Sevington School
Recently classes 1 and 2 visited Sevington Victorian, near Chippenham.
An authentic village schoolroom, opened in 1848, closed in 1913 and still almost unchanged, with some of the original desks, slates, coal fires and oil lamps.A present day class of 30 pupils can have a first-hand experience of Victorian education, in costume and in role. The day is run by ‘Miss Elisabeth Squire’, the Sevington schoolmistress and her sister ‘Miss Hannah Squire’. There are reproduction toys for use at playtime, our hobbyhorses proving the most popular item with KS1 pupils.
Click here to see pictures of the day and read some of the children's work that they did after their visit.