More than 100 pupils from north-east schools took part in an event dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank.
Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett opened the 2018 GREC Anne Frank Awards, which were held at Cineworld in Union Square. Schools taking part in the event, which was organised by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC), included Harlaw Academy, Portlethen Academy, Cults Primary, Dyce Academy, Kemnay Academy, Skene School, Bramble Brae School and Walker Road School.
Each school completed a project which was inspired by Anne Frank’s life and diary, which documented her two years in hiding from Nazi Germany between 1942-44. Dyce pupils visited Auschwitz – where Anne was taken before her death in 1945 at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Presentation titles at the event included Awareness of Modern Slavery, Children’s Parliament – One School, Many Voices and Celebrating the Difference.
Dave Black, general manager of GREC, said: “The 2018 Anne Frank Awards have been another reminder of the advances made in equality and diversity across the region.
“The work has been of the highest standard and I’d like to thank all those who participated for making the event such a success.”
Pupils were presented with certificates and goody bags from Mr Crockett, Louise Buchan from cleaning and facilities management business CSG – which sponsored the event – and representatives from Police Scotland, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Council and Moray Council.
Representatives from Aberdeen Multi-Faith Forum and Ethnic Minority Forum also attended.
Louise said: “This was another thought-provoking and engaging event and GREC should be congratulated. CSG is proud to support this tremendous initiative, which puts the spotlight on the first-class work done in the north-east to highlight diversity and equality.”
GREC was established in 1985 with the first Anne Frank Awards taking place in 1995.