Year 5 John Rylands trip

The trip was a visit to the John Ryland’s Library for a book making workshop.  The children were lucky enough to have a tour of the historic building and learn about its history.  This was followed by a book making workshop where the children learnt about how books were traditionally made before the modern printing press.

Juwariyah: I loved making the book

Akif: In the library, they even had books in Latin!

Mrs Ahmed: The building was beautiful.  Full of history.

Yusuf: I can’t believe that you can come to this building to read books.

We would strongly encourage you to go along and visit the library with your family, it is a spectacular place steeped in history.



Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.