Two Forres primary schools have won gold awards from a UK charity’s programme.
Anderson’s and Logie schools have been awarded the top honour by Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools programme – the first in Moray to achieve this accolade.
The reward is granted to educational establishments that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights.
It is the highest accolade given out by Unicef UK.
The latter organisation praised the strong leadership approach, pupil voice, and confident, articulate and enthusiastic children at Anderson’s Primary School.
Mutual respect between children and adults was also highlighted.
Headteacher at Anderson’s, Maureen Mooney, said all the staff and pupils were delighted to have secured the award.
She added: “For our pupils to unanimously agree that they feel safe in school and that their rights are respected shows that the environment we strive daily to provide is having a profound experience on their learning and wellbeing.”
Meanwhile, headteacher at Logie, Helen Douglas, said the programme has helped develop the ethos of the school and champion the rights of children around the world.
She added: “Through the commitment and hard work of our learning community, our children have a very strong sense of equity, equality, diversity and dignity and are well placed to make a difference to the lives of others now and in the future.
“We are thrilled that this has been recognised by Unicef as part of our Gold Level accreditation. We have ideas in the pipeline to further empower others to make a difference to the lives of children, no matter where they are in the world, to ensure they have full access to and enjoy their rights.”