Anne Frank nominations closing soon

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Hundreds of north-east pupils are expected to take part in a popular annual awards programme dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank.

Entries are currently open for the GREC Anne Frank Awards 2015. The long running event, organised by Grampian Regional Equality Council, celebrates diversity, equality and human rights.

Primary and secondary schools from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray have until Friday, April 3 to submit their completed projects.

The ceremony, to be held at Cineworld, Union Square in Aberdeen, will take place on Friday, June 12 - which would have marked Anne Frank’s 86th birthday.

In addition, all participating pupils will receive a certificate for their efforts.

The awards are once again being supported by Aberdeen-based commercial cleaning specialist CSG.

Adriana Sokolowska, awards coordinator at GREC, said: “We’re thoroughly looking forward to this year’s GREC Anne Frank Awards. It promises to be another successful event with schools from across the whole of the north-east expected to take part.

“I would like to thank everyone connected to CSG for their continued support which has been a major factor in the success of the awards to date.”

Alan Merchant, chairman of CSG, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing sponsorship of this worthy initiative. It provides a valuable opportunity for pupils to showcase their fine work promoting diversity, equality and human rights.

“Initiatives such as the Anne Frank Awards play an important role in helping schoolchildren develop vital soft skills including communication and teamwork.”

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 – via artwork, poetry and drama or the production of DVDs and multimedia presentations, through to dance, cultural studies and awareness weeks.

For further information please visit www.grec.co.uk, email schools@grec.co.uk or call 01224 595505.