The Anne Frank Trust UK

Using education to create a society safe from prejudice and discrimination


The Legacy of Anne Frank by Gillian Walnes Perry: book and Q&A event

Gillian Walnes Perry – the Trust’s Honorary Vice President, one of our co-founders, and our Executive Director for 26 years until 2016 – has recently had her book The Legacy of Anne Frank published. This is the first book to explore the continuing influence Anne Frank has had on young people from all over the world and how her story helps shape their moral framework, giving them critical life skills. You can purchase the book here.

On 31 October, Gillian Walnes Perry will share a conversation with the Dean of Southwark Cathedral, followed by a short Q&A book signing. Copies of The Legacy of Anne Frank will be available to purchase. The event will run from 6.30pm-9pm at Southwark Cathedral. Tickets are available to purchase here.

Winners of NASUWT Arts & Minds Poetry Competition announced on 10 October 10.10.18

TV presenter and stylist Gok Wan – Chief Judge of NASUWT’s Arts & Minds poetry award – picked the overall winner of the annual competition, which was announced at a ceremony in London on 10 October.

The winning entry, a powerful piece of artwork entitled ‘Why Us?’ was produced by Grace Numfor, a Year 11 pupil from Ercall Wood Technology College, Telford. The piece shows three portraits set on a background of words and often upsetting racial slurs.

The winner of the Anne Frank Poetry Award was Katie Lester from Willow House Hospital Education (pictured).

The entries this year concentrated on the theme of Windrush and saw powerful pieces or art and writing from pupils in primary, secondary and special schools. For more information on the annual competition, please visit here.