Pupils and staff at a Lowestoft-area primary school are celebrating after their efforts tackling global injustice have been recognised with a special award.

From developing a food larder for the community, to recycling and raising awareness about the use of palm oil, Blundeston Church Of England Voluntary Controlled (CEVC) Primary School has expressed pride after being presented with a bronze award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme for its global citizenship work.

Children and staff at the school on Church Road have been working hard to take their place as global citizens.

The school achieved its bronze award status in recognition of its initiatives to encourage children to think of others throughout the world.

Helen Laflin, school headteacher, said: "We are thrilled to be recognised for the work we have done as a whole school community to raise awareness of the extreme inequalities across our globe and, perhaps more importantly, the steps we can take to address these.

"Our children learn about global issues regularly and gain an understanding of injustice in our world.

"Our ‘Stop Palm Oil Club’ has challenged us all to think about what we use and buy, with the children writing to Tesco to share their concerns.

"Likewise, our Eco Council work hard to keep climate justice front and centre in our thinking as a school, and has worked hard to monitor our energy usage and encourage all of us to recycle more.

Lowestoft Journal: Pupils have been praised for their global citizenship ethosPupils have been praised for their global citizenship ethos (Image: Blundeston Primary School)

"Our children have been learning about examples of people who have faced adversity and overcame this to be courageous advocates for change.

"These stories have challenged the whole school community to think about how each of us can make a difference in our local community and globally.

"The children have especially enjoyed developing a food larder to help combat food waste in the local community."

Alison Brown, Global Neighbours Schools’ Programme Officer at Christian Aid, said: "It is wonderful to see how staff and pupils at Blundeston CEVC Primary School are seeking to tackle injustice."