Cherrywood Community Primary School


Celebrating our GRT children

Our school were visited by EMTAS, the Ethnic Minority Traveller Achievement service who ran an assembly called #Project.

This was to celebrate all the children in our school who have different languages and cultures.

They worked with the children throughout the day, discussing some of their family customs and learning some words in their home language and these were shared with the whole school and parents during the assembly.


Support from EMTAS

By providing a range of services to support schools, Hampshire EMTAS works to improve access to, and engagement and participation in, education of Traveller children, young people, parents and carers

Traveller backgrounds include Gypsy, Roma, Travellers of Irish heritage, Showmen, Circus and New Travellers.


EMTAS phone lines (Term time only)

Language phone lines (for parents/carers, Hampshire maintained schools and for SLA-supported Academies. Note: phone lines may only be used to support communication with a child where an adult is present.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller phone line

EMTAS telephone advice service for schools and parents/carers to answer questions relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils and to discuss any concerns.

To speak with one of our dedicated Traveller team:

  • Thursday 11:30am to 1:30pm (term time only)
  • 01256 330195
  • Ask for the Traveller phone line by Sam Wilson