School pupils honoured at Anne Frank Awards

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PETERHEAD’S Central School has been honoured with a special award, which recognises pupils and staff who have stood up for what is right.

The school’s pupils were named runners-up at an awards ceremony at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium last week, losing out only to much older pupils from Meldrum Academy, in this year’s Anne Frank Awards.

The school was recognised for its dedication to including children from non-Scottish backgrounds and their families in Christmas celebrations.

Each of the school’s classes learned to sing Christmas songs in foreign languages including Chinese, Lithuanian, Spanish at Latvian. One mother said it was the most welcome she had felt in years.

Teacher Edith Skinner explained: “Here at Central School, 54% of our pupils use English as a second language. We see that as a positive thing and value the different cultures that make up our school.”