News: Evaluation

Write to be Heard Evaluation Report published

Andy Watson

In the summer of 2013 Geese were the workshop delivery partner on a NOMS funded initiative entitled Write to be Heard. The objectives of the project were to encourage hard-to-reach offenders to engage with education and arts opportunities in prisons and the project had a number of key strands, including a writing competition, programmes broadcast on the National Prison Radio network, and a series of 28 workshops, in 28 prisons, which were co-delivered by Geese working alongside 10 writers knew to working in prison environments. The project was evaluated by the Institute of Education and the final report has just been published. Download a pdf of the report here.

A quick quote from a member of prison staff involved in organising one of the workshops to whet your appetite:

Sometimes... I wonder what I'm doing in prison education. Today's event reminded me... If there were ever evidence of the method of delivery for engagement and learning: it was provided today.