Hundreds of pupils banged the drum for the right to be heard during an event at their school.
Blackhall’s St Joseph’s Primary School invited around a dozen other East Durham schools along for a carousel of activities held as part of Rights Respecting work the school has been doing.
The school is waiting to hear whether it has been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting school award from Unicef.
The scheme is based on the rights of the child and 150 schoolchildren who are Rights Respecting ambassadors took part in a number of activities.
The right to education was illustrated by a reading activity, and a fruit kebab-making activity represented the right to nutritious food.
Also on the carousel was a science experiment showing the right to water, and the children made a shelter to represent the right to shelter.
They also made bookmarks with their names on to show the right to a name, and they took part in a drum workshop with the Drum Cafe group, illustrating the right to be heard.
St Joseph’s headteacher Marie-Louise Binks said: “The children worked together in teams and shared their knowledge about rights.
“It’s important to understand that they all have rights, and as adults we have duty-bearers of rights.”