Award’s just right for St Mary’s Primary School

St Mary's Roman Catholic School, Boston, has received a Unicef award. Pictured (from left) Jake Dutchak, eight, Niamh Young, eight, Thomas Cozens, 11, Tajri Salek, 11, Adam Locking, nine, and Libby Dean-Allen, nine.
St Mary's Roman Catholic School, Boston, has received a Unicef award. Pictured (from left) Jake Dutchak, eight, Niamh Young, eight, Thomas Cozens, 11, Tajri Salek, 11, Adam Locking, nine, and Libby Dean-Allen, nine.

PUPILS and teachers at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Boston are celebrating after receiving a UNICEF award.

The Rights Respecting Award encourages schools to place the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of its curriculum.

Pupils at the school in Ashlawn Drive have spent the last year learning about the award which focuses on the importance of young people’s rights and raising awareness of the injustices and suffering of children who are denied rights across the world.

Head teacher Jean Lammond said she was ‘extremely proud’ of both pupils and staff.

“The school will continue to embed the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child in its policies and its planning, promote active global citizenship and look at ways the children can be advocates of change,” she added.

Mrs Lammond said the school assessor Paul Johnson, reported the children demonstrated good, sound and developing knowledge of different rights and could explain what they were in different contexts.

She said staff too, were congratulated on their awareness and clarity about the rights of the child and how they fitted into the life of the school.

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