A WIRRAL school has been awarded with the UNICEF Gold Award for Rights Respecting Schools.

Poulton Lancelyn Primary School, which is part of the Oak Trees Multi-Academy Trust, were handed the award after working with UNICEF for several years.

In order to achieve the Gold Award, the school had to first receive a Bronze then Silver accolade, educating pupils on the rights children have across the world whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language or abilities.

The award now means that the pupils are now ambassadors for the rights of children across the world.

Wirral Globe:

Poulton Lancelyn Primary School students with staff and Wirral South MP Alison McGovern

Rights Respecting lead at the school Teri Higgins-Carter said: "This is an amazing achievement that the rights crew, the staff and children of our school have been working towards but it' s only the beginning of our rights journey."

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern visited Poulton Lancelyn Primary School to reveal the schools gold banner while enjoying an Oscar-style party celebration on Friday, June 21.