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The headteacher of a Wishaw primary school given a RRSA Gold Award has thanked the entire school community for their efforts in securing the accolade.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of the school’s planning, policies and practice.Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android St Thomas Primary headteacher Maryann Preston said: “I am delighted that we are recognising that both children’s rights and participation are key strengths within St Thomas’ Primary.“As a school community we are building a better future together.

Well done everyone on achieving Gold Rights Respecting School award and Gold Sports Scotland award!”The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.P5 pupil Orlaith Murray said: “Being a Gold Rights Respecting School is a very special thing.

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