An Aberdeen secondary school has become the first in the UK to receive a special UN award.
Harlaw Academy has won a gold award from Unicef UK under a new rating and assessment system.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting children’s rights.
Council co-leader Douglas Lumsden said: “This is a fantastic accolade for the pupils and staff at Harlaw. The assessment report which led to the gold award demonstrates just how dedicated everyone at the school is to upholding the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).”
David Innes, head teacher at Harlaw Academy, said: “This award is a reflection of how far we have come over recent years but it also inspires us to keep promoting pupil participation and involvement.“Ferryhill School has also Ferryhill Primary previously became the first school to achieve the same award at a primary school level.