A school near Keighley has gained international recognition for its efforts to respect the rights of children.

Glusburn Community Primary has been accredited with the Rights Respecting School award level 2 by United Nations body UNICEF.

Glusburn had earlier become the first school in North Yorkshire to achieve level 1, and became the second to reach level 2.

UNICEF assessors Mick Bradley and Beverly Noble have praised the school for its warm welcome when they visited earlier this year.

The pair said: “It was clear to the assessors during the visit that everyone places a real importance on developing and embedding a rights-respecting ethos.

“It was particularly notable that the Convention on the Rights of the Child and implementation of children’s rights are at the very heart of school governance.

“Children are involved in many aspects of decision-making and school improvement.”

Richard Hunt, the head of Glusburn School, paid tribute to Lynn Ashton, Community Cohesion coordinator.

He said: “Lynn’s superb leadership of the staff, pupils and governors has led the school to this award.

“We know that Glusburn School pupils get a great education in the basic skills of literacy and numerous a but they are also developed into being global citizens.”