A PRIMARY school has been getting things right on a global scale after receiving a prestigious gold award from UNICEF.

Brompton Community Primary School, near Northallerton, which has more than 200 pupils, became only the second school in North Yorkshire to win the coveted Rights Respecting Schools Award, joining 400 across the UK to have received the award.

Headteacher Jane Byrne said: "I am extremely proud of the pupils and staff in the school and their contributions to their learning journey towards this gold award.

"This is remarkable recognition for the hard work of our pupils and their quest to leave their legacy in our school."

The award is given to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.

Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools programme director, Frances Bestley congratulated the Brompton staff and pupils on their achievement.

She said: “It was evident that children’s rights are embedded across the school and underpin every facet of school life.

“The headteacher told us how children’s rights and the school’s ‘legacy’ drivers, to leave school and Brompton a better place, go hand in hand.

"Gold is the highest accolade given by Unicef UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life.”