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North-east school awards celebrate legacy of Anne Frank

A popular annual awards programme dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank has drawn to a close with a special ceremony held in Aberdeen.

The GREC Anne Frank Awards 2015, organised by Grampian Regional Equality Council, welcomed entries from primary and secondary schools from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Around 100 schoolchildren attended this year’s ceremony which was held at Cineworld, Union Square in Aberdeen, on Friday, June 12 - which would have marked Anne Frank’s 86th birthday.

Established in 1994, the awards scheme celebrates diversity, equality and human rights. This year’s event was again supported by Aberdeen-based commercial and office cleaning specialist, CSG.

Aberdeen politician Lewis Macdonald, MSP for North East Scotland, assisted with the presentation of the awards. Mr MacDonald said: “I was delighted to attend the recent GREC Anne Frank Awards, and to see the impact this project has on young people in the north-east.

“The Anne Frank Awards are an excellent initiative, and it is clear just how much the pupils got out of their involvement. I would encourage schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to take part next year.”

The ceremony showcased a selection of entries from schools with all age groups represented from early primary years through to senior secondary. Film and PowerPoint entries were broadcast on Cineworld’s large screen, while all participating pupils received a certificate for their efforts.