Award for Glyndŵr University project highlighting work of crime beating partnershipA film project produced by students at Glyndŵr University to highlight a community crime beating partnership has won a second award.
Second year theatre and media students worked together to create, produce and promote a 10 minute DVD highlighting the work of the Wrexham North Community Partnership Group.
It includes the police, fire and rescue service, council and various charities working together to cut crime in the area.
The partnership team, including students and staff from the School of Humanities, was awarded a north Wales police commendation last year as the best community project.
And now the DVD campaign – called Project Perception by the students – has picked up a second award. It was one of seven projects highly commended by the High Sheriff of Clwyd in recognition of its work with young people to promote crime prevention.
Senior lecturers Sally Harrison and Janet Jones with students Catherine Porter and Shaolin Zhang were invited to the awards ceremony at Mold Crown Court to be presented with their certificate by the High Sheriff of Clwyd, Major Henry Robertson.
Janet Jones said that it had been a very rewarding project to work on. “It gave our students the chance to work on a real-life project and at the same time find out more about the work of the different organisations in cutting crime," she said.
“I think all the students took a great pride in producing something that was of real value to the local community and we are all delighted that the students’ work has won such high praise and recognition.”