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Congratulations to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Herringthorpe on achieving Level 1 of the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award, following a rigorous assessment process.

  During the assessment day a newly built, sustainable garden was opened by Mrs Hand, a long serving former teacher at the school.  The materials for the garden have been donated or supplied at cost by Buildbase, Arnold Laver, Guilthwaite Nurseries and Kniveton Skips.

  Representatives from the companies were present at the opening.  The garden was built by volunteer parents and staff.

  The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is embedded within the Catholic ethos of the school.  Pupils see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights locally and globally.  This award celebrates the school’s Catholic ethos and mission to live the faith as global citizens.

  St Mary’s is one of only five schools in Rotherham to have achieved this award and the achievement reflects the hard work of children, staff, parents and governors in working towards this.