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Portsmouth student wins award for teddy bear refugee animation

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If you go down to the woods today you may get a big surprise – as animation student Ellie Baily-Jones hopes to educate the masses on the plight of refugees.The 21-year-old University of Portsmouth animation student from Kent, has created a one-minute animation as part of her course to help charity Refugee Education Across Conflicts Trust (REACT).The animation, The Teddy Bears Picnic, tells the story of a family escaping a war-torn country and won Best Campaign Film from REACT. Ellie said she decided to show the refugee family as teddy bears because: “They universally signify children and safety, so they would cross borders and languages and appeal to everyone who watched it”.
Source: BBC Hampshire