Teachers at two Tyneside schools where the children speak almost fifty different languages have been given an award for outstanding achievement.
Staff and pupils say that cultural diversity is what makes the schools so special, as Derek Proud reports.
You can watch his full report below.
A muticultural school on Tyneside where the children speak more than forty different languages has won a 'top teachers' award.
The leadership team at the Arthur's Hill Primary Schools Federation in Newcastle was selected from more than 24,000 nominations.
The award was presented at a special assembly which included a performance of Indonesian dancing by children at the school.
A Newcastle school has won the Pearson Teaching Award for Outstanding School Team of the Year in the North of England.
The judges said it was "a privilege" to visit the Federation of Arthur's Hill Primary School, led by "outstanding head" June Foster OBE.
Selected from more than 24,000 nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2013, 62 celebrations are being held in schools around England, Northern Ireland and Wales on May 17 to present prestigious Regional Teaching Awards to outstanding local heroes of education.
The awards, which annually celebrate exceptional teachers and teaching, aim to recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of their young pupils.