A SCHOOL has won two awards for its efforts to give children a voice and to tackle bullying.

North Park Primary School, in Spennymoor, has been recognised by Investing in Children (IiC), a UK initiative that promotes the human rights of young people.

It has also been awarded the BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying for their fifth year running.

Headteacher Patricia Monk said: "We are very proud to achieve these awards again this year– we remain committed to ensuring we give our pupils a voice and an opportunity to share their ideas and opinions in school, and to continually educating pupils about ways to tackle bullying.

"Both awards are of great importance to us and are a tribute to the commitment and involvement of our children. As headteacher I am very proud to have such enthusiastic pupils in school– they throw themselves into all we do and these rewards reflect their participation and engagement in school life."