A primary school in Ellesmere Port has gained recognition from children's charity Unicef.

Woodlands Primary on Eddisbury Road was assessed under an initiative by Unicef UK which recognises schools which embed children’s human rights into their ethos and culture.

The delighted children discovered they had attained Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award for their shared ethos and mutual respect.

Deputy head Rachel Dean said: “While on a tour of the school with the assessor, children enthusiastically pointed out displays and resources outlining the importance of the right to a good quality education and highlighted the importance of pupil voice in developing the school as a learning community.”

Primary school has 'superb sense of care and nurture'

The award adds to the school’s ‘outstanding’ RE provision, which was awarded the RE Gold Quality Mark in the summer.

Fran Parsonage, Rights Respecting School assessor, said, “The award is important recognition for the school’s children, who are its most powerful advocates.

“The school’s motto – ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve: Together Everyone Achieves More’ – certainly sums up their many achievements to date.”