Story by St Edward's Catholic Primary School, Birmingham:

"No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:15-16).

Here at St. Edward's we have developed our wider curriculum to ensure that all of our children are given the opportunity to share their God-given talents with the school and wider community. 

Oskar Pineau is a pupil with an exceptional talent for music and has, on many occasions, supported our Catholic Curriculum by playing piano at Masses and Gospel Assemblies over the years.

As part of our music curriculum, we invited Birmingham legends UB40 into our school for the opening of our new music room. 

We named the music room after founder member, Brian Travers who shared his talent with the world and encouraged young people to follow their vocation to play music into adult life. 

He inspired many musicians with his work and we hope that his legacy will live on in our school music curriculum.

On this special day, Oskar was awarded the UB40 award for contribution to music at St Edward's - this will be an annual award presented by one of the band members each year.

We were privileged to also welcome Brian's wife and daughter to school and they were touched by the tribute to Brian, after losing him nearly two years ago, following his battle with cancer.

We are so proud of our children here at St. Edward's and embrace all their individual talents and abilities.  We teach them to love and learn with Jesus at the heart of all that we do. 

This tribute to Brian is just one of the ways in which we have been able to illustrate the caring nature of our Catholic school community.

St Edward's Catholic Primary School