Towards the end of 2013, Victim Support and Witness Services approached Stockport College asking for help in coming up with a DVD that they could show to potential Young Witnesses. Being asked to go to court to testify at a young age is a frightening prospect.
Four 2nd year BA students (myself, Aiden Shaw, Mitchell Crowther and Abbey Cooper) volunteered for the project. Under the guidance of tutors Joanna Spicer and Rick Clapham, and with regular contact with Victim Support, we created this animated video. My niece, Aimie (aged 9 at the time) provided the voice over.
Hopefully, the experience will be less daunting for Young Witnesses who see this animation. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of it.