Pupils at an Aberdeen school are celebrating success after it was named the best by a popular children’s charity.
Ferryhill School in Aberdeen was crowned by the NSPCC’s Childhood Champion Award as the School of the Year for Scotland.
The award recognises outstanding efforts and contribution to the NSPCC and the impact made on children and young people’s lives.
Ferryhill won for its approach to cultural diversity with 400 pupils representing 28 nationalities attending, a commitment and support to the NSPCC in terms of both fundraising and embracing key safeguarding messages.
In its fundraising efforts, the school managed to raise £3,800 for the children’s charity.
Last June, it took part in a sponsored run in Duthie Park in aid of the charity where pupils raised the cash.
Heather Whyte, from NSPCC, nominated the school after paying a visit a year ago.
She said: “The school has done amazing work upholding the NSPCC values on children’s rights and the engagement of the Parent Council has been brilliant.
“The school has shown brilliant initiative and I think its engagement made it a great candidate to be nominated.”
Heather mentioned the work the Parent Council has done in relation to the NSPCC’s online safety workshops which saw more than 80 adults take part.
Aberdeen City Council’s education operational delivery convener John Wheeler said: “It is great to see Ferryhill School receiving another award.
“It is brilliant that the school is being recognised and it really is a shining example to the rest of the city.”
Ferryhill School is set to receive its award from HRH The Countess of Wessex, Patron of the NSPCC, at a special ceremony at the Banking Hall in London on June 5.
Dame Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline, will be there and the overall UK winner will also be announced.