A group of 15 students spent a week in August working with a professional historian looking into the Essex Record Office’s archives for documentary evidence of Mental Health. The students then worked over 6 weeks to create an animated film about their research. A second group of 4 students spent 8 weeks composing and recording the music for the film, with the unexpected opportunity to be guided by internationally renowned composer Joseph Metcalf (the composer for the Disney film ‘The King’s Daughter’, having started by composing the music for George Orwell’s Animal Farm at the tender age of 14).
Both groups of students are being supported to screen the film in an assembly at their respective schools, opening talks on Mental Health. Here is the link to the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJlnFbaLnc8