Dunnottar Primary scoops award

DUNNOTTAR Primary School has been given an award in recognition of their efforts in teaching pupils about childrens rights.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is an initiative leading to an award which aims to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which defines an internationally agreed set of rights that all children should have, including the right to childhood, the right to be educated, the right to be healthy, the right to be treated fairly and the right to be heard.

To qualify for the award, participating schools are required to “put the Convention at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos” by leading and managing a rights repecting school, teaching and learning about the Convention, creating and maintaining a rights-respecting ethos and empowering children and young people to become active citizens and learners.

Dunnottar Primary head teacher Kerry Robertson said in a statement to parents: “We are delighted to announce that following last Tuesday’s Accreditation/Inspection process by a Unicef Assessment Team, we have been reccommended for achievement of the RRSA Level 2 Award.

“This is a very prestigious award which has only been achieved by one other Aberdeenshire School and a handful across the whole country. The team commented on the very strong school ethos, pupil involvement in their learning and the courteous, confident and knowledgeable children who were a credit to the school.”

The presentation of the award is expected to take place at the end of June.