Staff and pupils at Llandeilo Primary School are celebrating after being recognised by Unicef as a Silver Rights Aware establishment.

The award acknowledges that the Rhosmaen Street school has demonstrated good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC).

School headteacher Mrs K Towns said: "We are thrilled to announce that at the end of the last academic year, the school was awarded the Silver: Rights Aware Award from Unicef."

Llandeilo Primary is the only school in Carmarthenshire to receive the award with only two schools to have gone on to achieve gold.

Mrs Towns added: "As a school, we have worked hard to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policies, practice and ethos. As part of our journey we created the Rights Knights, a council dedicated to promoting the knowledge and understanding of the UNCRC throughout the school community, and it is part of our daily life.

"We are delighted to see that the children have embraced the UNCRC and it is evident that they are aware of their rights, and respect the rights of others around them.

"The children are beginning to see themselves as global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally."

The school actively participate in Fairtrade Fortnight, as well as fundraising days including Children in Need, to highlight the importance of all children being able to access their right.

Mrs Towns continued: "They are fully engaged in creating a sustainable environment for their future and have been passionately involved in our commitment on reducing single use plastic and reducing air pollution in the local area.We are excited to carry on our Rights Respecting journey."