BARSHARE Primary School has been recognised by Unicef as a Rights Respecting School.

Pupils and staff have been working hard over the past couple of years so that they know and understand children's rights.

Carla Dougan Smith from Barshare Primary said: "We have been recognised as a silver rights aware school. We've been working towards this for two years, last year we were awarded a bronze rights school.

"We have a working party of a teacher and pupils from P4-7 and they form one of our citizenship groups. Every Friday they get together and they are responsible for driving the agenda throughout the school. Every class has a rights charter and it makes everyone aware of Unicef and the 17 Global Goals."

Unicef's 17 sustainable development goals form an integral part of the Rights Respecting School scheme and pupils from Barshare are taking part in the Backpack Project to help children from less fortunate backgrounds.