Pupils and staff at Dalry Primary School have celebrated receiving two coveted national awards.

The school won a Gold Award as part of Unicef’s UK Rights Respecting School Scheme, and also scooped the International School Award from the British Council for a second time

Unicef’s accolade, which is earned by schools that embed children’s rights, will recognise Dalry Primary as a ‘Rights Ambassador’.

The school will be encouraged to support other establishments on their journey as an example of excellent practice, with head teacher Kirsty Carson becoming an assessor for the programme as a result of the school’s work in this area.

The British Council award is presented to schools showing a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their curriculum.

To celebrate the double win, the school held a celebration day on Thursday, April 18.

During the event, pupils created a school badge from recycled bottle tops, made model wind turbines from recycled materials with Ranger Pete of BeGreen Dalry, and created a classroom display about children’s rights.

Head teacher, Kirsty Carson, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received two prestigious awards for Dalry Primary School with our Rights Respecting Schools Gold accreditation and also our second International School Award.

“I would like to recognise the hard work and commitment of our pupils, families and staff towards achieving these awards.”

Councillor John Bell, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth Employment, said: “We would like to congratulate all of the staff, parents and pupils at Dalry Primary School for achieving both of these accolades.”