Kind and positive students win prestigious Anne Frank Awards

Kind and positive students win prestigious Anne Frank Awards

Harrison Craddock, Kenny Blair and Ruby Newlands all of Priory Community School Academy or Worle Community School Academy achieved one of the prestigious Somerset Anne Frank Youth Awards.

One of the awards went to the brilliant Liam Shepherd who went to Ashcombe Primary school in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and who was due to start Priory Community School Academy in September 2021.

Liam sadly died in his sleep in March 2021 after leading an inspirational life.


The incredible boy had done lots of charity work, raising money for sports clubs and his school. He ran a marathon in a week for the NSPCC.

He had also made cakes and donated to the NHS, Police, his care home and his teachers.

Liam had also donated food out of his pocket money for a vulnerable family at his school and he was currently holding a raffle and gathering prizes to raise money for Winston's Wish before he died.

The awards were held at Broadoak Academy. They have all helped to make a more positive, kind and inclusive society.

The awards are named after Anne Frank, a German-Dutch diarist who was one of around six million Jews to be murdered in the Holocaust.


Director of Careers James Wilmot said: “It was wonderful to hear so many inspirational stories about these brilliant students. Every single one of them are heroes.”

The Diary of a Young Girl (published posthumously) documents Anne Frank’s life from 1942 to 1944, as her family hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

Tom Winchester, vice-chairman of the SAFYA committee said: "The story of Anne Frank is relevant now, more than ever, which is why we want to continue to spread her message and story by recognising and honouring young people across Somerset who demonstrate our three core values.

"These are: actively opposing discrimination, bullying and prejudice; supporting and caring for others in need; and working within conflict resolution and social inclusion.

"We believe that these awards spotlight the hard work and contributions of young people, which are crucial to promoting a positive, kind, and inclusive society."

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