PUPILS at Harefield Primary School are celebrating a top award from UNICEF.

The world's leading organisation working for children and their rights, UNICEF has granted them the Silver Rights Respecting School Award.

The prestigious award is given to schools that make excellent progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum. 

Head teacher Emma Charlton, said: "I am immensely proud. Not only is this positive for the school community, the impact of the award on pupils means it is improving self-esteem, giving pupils a voice and developing respectful attitudes towards diversity in society which is giving them the tools to be global citizens.

"As a school we are excited to continue our rights respecting journey, putting children’s rights at the heart of the school."

The award recognises achievement in putting the convention at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.