Respect for Fordoun school Unicef award

Redmyre School pupils with their certificate
Redmyre School pupils with their certificate

A school in the north-east were the recipients of a Unicef award for promoting children’s rights through its policies and practices.

Redmyre School, in Fordoun, received the Rights Respecting School Level 2 status from Unicef after a school visit.

The assessors spoke to groups of children and visited classes and they were said to be impressed with the children’s knowledge of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

They also interviewed a small group of parents who told them about the work the school has done to promote the rights of children.

A report was then complied, which said: “Teaching about the UNCRC is clearly embedded in the curriculum and ethos of the school, this has allowed the children to develop a deeper understanding of the convention.

“Children are enabled to share ideas and can implement and initiate meaningful changes.”

School administrator Emma Hunter said: “We are all very proud that the assessors found a knowledge of the UNCRC embedded in the school and we look forward to continuing all our hard work in maintaining our status.”