Mearns pupils at Anne Frank awards

Mearns Academy pupils at the Anne Frank Awards
Mearns Academy pupils at the Anne Frank Awards

Pupils from a school in Laurencekirk took part in an annual event in Aberdeen dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank.

The Anne Frank Awards aims to promote the values of diversity, equality and human rights.

Pupils from Mearns Academy attended the event which was held at the Cineworld at Union Square, Aberdeen.

It was organised by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC).

As well as the Mearns Academy children, more than 300 pupils from 15 schools across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray delivered a series of presentations at the event which was sponsored by Aberdeen-based commercial and office cleaning specialist, CSG.

All of the pupils at Mearns Academy took part in a media campaign aimed at highlighting the challenges faced through dyslexia.

The project included posters, interactive quizzes, presentations and internal television bulletins.

The initiative attracted a large number of entries from around 600 schoolchildren overall, each of whom received a GREC Anne Frank Awards certificate for their efforts.

Certificates and goody bags were presented to the pupils by Aberdeen South MP Callum McCaig, North East Scotland MSP Lewis Macdonald and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Stuart Donaldson.

Callum McCaig said: “We are all very proud of the pupils at the Anne Frank Awards who have worked hard to showcase the importance of equality, diversity and human rights.”