Every nomination is carefully considered by our committee members.

Some of our previous nominees of the SAFYAs are listed below along with their testimonials. They are exceptional young people that deserve to be commended for the work they do.


"I was nominated for the award for helping my friend a lot as he is blind. Winning the award was amazing but I feel like I didn't win the award for me, I won it for both of us. On top of this, it was an honour to be presented the trophy by Anne Frank's step-sister Eva Schloss, that was the highlight for me." ~ Megan

"Being nominated for an award such as this is an amazing achievement in itself. Knowing that the work I do has been recognised is an unbelievable feeling and I'm very grateful. I work hard to combat bullying, discrimination and prejudice in my school and it's such a good feeling knowing that you're helping others." ~ Sam

"Winning the award is one of the highlights of my life so far. To get an invite to such an event and hearing your story being read out in front of everyone is an amazing feeling! I was nominated because of all of the work I do both inside and outside of school, leading a team of peers to make the school a better and more comfortable place for the younger students coming up to year 7. Knowing that my teacher has seen the extra work and dedication I put in has encouraged me to continue to work hard and encourage others to do the same - it really does make a difference!" ~ Tom

"Winning the award was an amazing experience for both our team and as individuals. The ceremony was an amazing experience; it definitely helped bring us closer together and to work harder to come up with new ideas based on everything that the Awards stand for!" ~ Kirsty

"Being part of the awards process really makes you think about her experience; what she went through at such a young age. Then you realise how many 'Anne Franks' there are in this world." ~ Gemma

"We wanted to open communication in a safe space for staff and students to actively tackle discrimination. Winning the Group Award made us feel seen and heard for the first time. It gave us the chance to prove to others that we were serious about inclusivity and that our space was important. It may have all started with a small group, but it grew into something wonderful with the help and encouragement that the committee gave us." ~ Sophie

"As a pupil in year 9, my group of mediators were lucky enough to be nominated for, and win the Group Award. Along with the nomination, we got the experience fo being able to walk up to the stage proudly, as a team, and collect the trophy that we won. The guest speakers were inspirational and the whole experience really encouraged us as a team to push on." ~ Amy

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