AILEYMILL Primary pupils are celebrating as they put rights and respect at the very heart of school life.

They are the first in Inverclyde to bring home the new Rights Respecting School silver award — and now they are going for gold.

A group of dedicated pupils have been working together to make sure that children’s rights are enshrined in the school.
Aileymill even has a new motto to live by every day — Learning to Learn, Learning to Care. 

Primary five pupil Skye McLellan, aged nine, explained some of the ways they show that they care about one another.

She said: “We have a bench in the school playground. If someone doesn’t have anyone to play with they go and sit there. Then someone will come and ask them to play. So no one feels left out.”

Primary seven pupil Scott Smith, aged 11, believes that the most important right of all is the right to learn.

He added: “I think the most important right is a right to an education and to have rights.”

Skye and Scott have been working together with Andrew Smith, P5, Julie Haughey, P6, Summer Morgan, P6, Kiara Wilson, P7, Auryn Murdoch,P7, and Nathan Campbell, P4.

Teacher Jaclyn Pavia has been guiding pupils through the different stages of the award.

She said: “I am very proud of all their hard work. They have linked in with all the other pupils. This has been very much led by the children.”

Now the puils are working towards the gold award.