VIDEO: Meet the staff and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Matlock

This week, the Mercury’s Class Act spotlight on local schools falls on St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, in Matlock.

The mission statement of the Chesterfield Road school is: “Jesus is the heart of all that we are and do together. We seek to excel in every area of our learning.”

NMAM 20-5-13 RKH 2 St Joseph Catholic Primary

NMAM 20-5-13 RKH 2 St Joseph Catholic Primary

To fulfil this mission, the school strives to create a community where all are valued and included, and are nurtured and encouraged to do their best, in an atmosphere of Christian love.

Our photographer Rebecca Havercroft also shot this fantastic video of the youngsters showing off their singing talents.

If you would like to see your school featured in this section, contact the Mercury by emailing or by calling reporter Dan Hobson on 07803 50 60 69.

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