School’s anti-racism stand wins top award

Pupils pro­mote equal­ity and world har­mony

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A NORTH-EAST school has cel­e­brated years of pro­mot­ing di­ver­sity and com­bat­ing racism with a pres­ti­gious prize.

Roth­ienor­man School won the Anne Frank statue at the an­nual event at Pit­to­drie sta­dium.

The Anne Frank Awards are run by The Grampian Racial Equal­ity Coun­cil (GREC) and pro­mote racial and cul­tural di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion.

They are named af­ter the young Dutch girl whose fam­ily was per­se­cuted by the Nazis but who dreamed of a world with­out ha­tred.

Roth­ienor­man’s win­ning en­try was a scrap­book which showed a range of ac­tiv­i­ties the school has held, in­clud­ing multi-cul­tural fairs with pupils, par­ents and ed­u­ca­tion staff talk­ing about cul­tures.

Head teacher Au­drey Gregor said: “The book showed some of the ways we pro­mote and cel­e­brate di­ver­sity

their and how we com­bat racism in our school.”

Pri­mary six pupil Dy­lan Hansen, 11, has Nor­we­gian roots and his mum and grand­fa­ther took part in the fair.

He said: “My grandpa made a tra­di­tional cake for pupils and staff to try and my mum brought in my sis­ter’s tra­di­tional Nor­we­gian dress for pupils to look at.”

The school also ran a seven-week World Food Pro­ject through the Hunger for Suc­cess ini­tia­tive and had a class dec­o­rated to look like an African land­scape.

Pupils also de­signed posters to pro­mote equal­ity.

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