Prestigious award for Meldrum Academy pupils and staff and

Meldrum Academy are the winners of the 2012 Anne Frank School Award - an annual special competition staged to promote racial and cultural diversity.
Meldrum Academy are the winners of the 2012 Anne Frank School Award - an annual special competition staged to promote racial and cultural diversity.

PUPILS and staff at Meldrum Academy are celebrating after winning the 2012 Anne Frank School Award.

The competition, based on the principles behind the story of the inspirational young Dutch girl who defied the Nazis during World War II, is organised annually by Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC) to promote racial and cultural diversity.

Meldrum Academy representatives received the Anne Frank statue and £200 prize money – courtesy of award supporters, Aberdeen-based commercial office cleaning specialists Contract Solutions Grampian (CSG) – from Lord Provost Peter Stephen.

The school’s winning entry, entitled Embracing Diversity, comprised written work, posters and research into many aspects of diversity.

Award judges praised the work, which included conferences, all-year group assemblies, newsletters, pupil-led interviews with senior school staff and other activities, as an impressive and highly inclusive project