9:00pm Tuesday 29th January 2013
A DVD aiming to promote a greater understanding of gipsy roma travellers has been put together with help from children of the community itself.
The youngsters joined forces with Worcestershire County Council’s Gipsy Roma Traveller (GRT) Education Team, journalist and romany Jake Bowers and romany storyteller Richard O’Neill.
It aims to foster more understanding of the GRT community by reflecting on issues from the past and present, while examining changing attitudes over the past 40 years.
Kay Poole, head of the GRT Education Team, said: “The young people that worked with us on this project were amazing.
“They were able to discuss the changes that have taken place and also willing to discuss rationally some of their own experiences as young travellers growing up in Worcestershire.
“We are really looking forward to sharing our finished archive project.”
To further spread the word every school in Worcestershire will receive a copy of the DVD which was created as part of the county council’s archive project.
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