A Belfast primary school has been named as a gold award winner in the education ‘Oscars’.

St Oliver Plunkett PS received its Pearson National Teaching Award in front of millions of TV viewers on BBC’s The One Show.

The school was named the Making a Difference Primary School of the Year for its “unwavering commitment to its students and the wider school community”.

Eve Bremner, chief executive of the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS), said the honour was a wonderful recognition for the hard work and commitment from staff at the school.

“Inclusivity is at the heart of Catholic maintained schools’ ethos and St Oliver Plunkett PS is a great example of how our schools develop and care for all children; as well as engage with the wider community, other schools and organisations,” she said.

“I am grateful to the school for all they have achieved, despite the many pressures facing education in Northern Ireland, and wish them every continued success.”

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