Entries open for school awards

The Anne Frank Awards statue
The Anne Frank Awards statue
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Schools across the north-east still have time to enter the popular annual awards 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 are open to all schools across Aberdeenshire and pupils have until Friday, April 4 to submit their entries.

This year’s awards will have a particular focus on children, as set out in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Those participating will receive a GREC Anne Frank Awards certificate.

Steve Roberts, awards co-ordinator at GREC, said: “The GREC Anne Frank Awards has grown into an important event with more than 600 north-east schoolchildren from over 40 schools taking part last year.

“We are hopeful of exceeding the number of entries we received last year so that even more pupils can take part.”

The GREC Anne Frank Awards is an initiative encouraging schools to salute the moral courage of just one of millions who suffered as a result of Nazi persecution.

It encourages primary and secondary pupils to contribute towards diversity awareness and equality in any number of ways from artwork, poetry and drama, multimedia presentations, through to dance, cultural studies and awareness weeks.

For more details and entry forms, visit www.grec.co.uk, email schools@grec.co.uk or call 01224 595505.