The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Mrs Jane Sedgman and Mrs Sheila Wheeler, the Chief Executive of Somerset County Council were also present.
This was Hugh Ellis’s last event in Somerset prior to his move to High Wycombe. Hugh called on the respective Head Teachers of the represented schools to say why they had proposed the winners for the award.
After a short film entitled “What kind of country do you want”, the awards were presented by Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, who gave a moving address on her experiences.
Team Awards were made to East Bridgwater Peer Mediation Group (Bridgwater College Academy) and Heathfield Community School Amnesty International Group.
The Individual Awards went to Ryan Frounks of Taunton Academy, Connor Patrick of Castle School, Taunton and Sarah Blenkins of St Dunstans School, Glastonbury.
Paul Heim closed the award ceremony with a few words about the plans for the Somerset Anne Frank Awards 2013.
The Awards offer young people at schools in Somerset recognition for merit in social and civic activities and has been sponsored by a number of public and private bodies including Somerset County Council, Somerset Faith and Beliefs Forum, South Somerset Multi Faith Forum, Langport Area Team Ministry, the George Heim Memorial Trust and Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Methodist Circuit.
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