An Aberdeen primary school has been recognised by United Nations experts for their commitment to fighting injustice at home and abroad.
Riverbank School, in Tillydrone, has received the Level 2 Award from Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award for the third time – an unprecedented achievement across Britain.
As a way of celebrating Unicef Day of Change, the school welcomed council leader Jenny Laing, and former Aberdeen FC captain Russell Anderson, who both saw first-hand the efforts of pupils.
Head teacher, Susan Ironside and her pupils talked about their involvement in Rights Respecting initiatives – including raising funds and supporting young Syrian refugees and orphans from Uganda.
During a day of festivities and other fundraising initiatives, the young people took part in a live Skype exchange with the school they support in Uganda.
The pupils, who recently lobbied Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue of young Syrian refugees, dressed up as superheroes for the event.
Ms Laing said: “(The pupils) should all feel very proud for securing this award.
“I hope that other schools around the country will look to Riverbank as a genuine example of how they should help the less fortunate feel more valued and included.”
Mrs Ironside added: “I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication shown by all our pupils, staff and wider school community.
“Being a Rights Respecting school means that all our pupils learn about their rights and the rights of others, including children from across the world.
“It is amazing that an internationally-renowned organisation like Unicef has recognised the children and all they have achieved.”