Anne Frank awards open to schools

The GREC Anne Frank Awards statue, which is currently on a tour of north-east schools.
The GREC Anne Frank Awards statue, which is currently on a tour of north-east schools.
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Aberdeenshire schools are being invited to take part in a special contest dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank.

The GREC Anne Frank Awards 2014, organised by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC), celebrates diversity, equality and human rights.

The awards, which are now open, are aimed at all primary and secondary-aged pupils from schools across the North-east.

Pupils have up until Friday, March 28 (2014) to submit their entries.

This year’s awards will have a focus on children, as set out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child and will see all participants receiving a GREC Anne Frank Awards certificate for their hard-work.

GREC awards co-ordinator, Steve Roberts, said: “We’re excited about the opportunity to bring together schools from across the north-east and celebrate the excellent work being done to promote equality, diversity and human rights.

“The GREC Anne Frank Awards has grown into an established event with more than 600 schoolchildren from over 40 schools taking part in last year’s event. We are hopeful of increasing that number so that even more pupils can take part.”

Once again the awards will be supported by Aberdeen-based commercial cleaning specialist CSG.

Company chairman, Alan Merchant, said: “Everyone at CSG is delighted to continue our support of this unique awards programme for north-east schools.

“It’s a wonderful initiative and we will be doing all we can to make this year’s event another success.”

For the first time, last year’s competition saw the Anne Frank Awards ran a little bit differently than previous years.

All participants received an award, which is why organisers think there were a record number of entries received.

Since the June awards ceremony, the GREC Anne Frank Awards statue has been on a tour around schools throughout Aberdeenshire.

For an entry form visit www.grec.co.uk, call 01224 595505 or email schools@grec.co.uk.