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15 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Rowan MacKenzie: Shakespeare and prison learning

In this Wednesday Webinar we hear from Rowan MacKenzie about her inspiring work, bringing Shakespeare into prisons. She speaks with Jess Plant, director of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, about forming prison-based theatre groups across the UK and her plans to continue transforming prison learning moving forward.

15 Jul 2020 | Events

Webinar with Nicky Park, St Giles Trust

In this Wednesday Webinar, Nicky Park, Head of Prisons and Women’s services for St Giles Trust, speaks about tailoring prison care to the needs of women, and St Giles Trust’s work during the Coronavirus outbreak.

15 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology , Events

Webinar with Darryl Jones and Richard Booth, Augmented reality in YOIs

In this Wednesday Webinar we hear from Darryl Jones and Richard Booth who are pioneering the use of Augmented Reality technology in prison learning. They are joined by Andrew Dahl from Coracle Inside, an organisation working to make laptops available in-cell.

15 Jul 2020 | Events , Uncategorised

Webinar with Angela Cairns, former CEO of Shannon Trust

In our first Wednesday Webinar we hear from Angela Cairns former CEO of Shannon Trust, a charity delivering vital literacy education to those incarcerated in the UK. She speaks with Professor Tom Schuller about challenges related to delivering prison education and the importance of amplifying prisoner voices. 

08 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology

New PLA briefing on digital technology in prisons

The Prisoner Learning Alliance has published a new briefing, The Digital Divide: Lessons from prisons abroad.

The briefing looks at effective uses of digital technology in prison education around the world from Spain and Australia, including examples such as in-cell tablets and virtual-reality headsets. Projects in other countries demonstrate that it is possible to provide safe, secure, restricted intranet and internet access to prisoners.

06 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology

Guest blog by Rod Anderson, CEO of Code4000: “There is a clear transformative effect on our students”

Code4000 teaches coding skills to people in prison, helping people with convictions to find employment upon release whilst also helping to fill the nationwide shortage in coding and technology-related skills. In this blog, Code4000’s CEO Rod Anderson talks about the impact of their workshops, as well as some of the challenges they come across in delivering their work.

24 Jun 2020 | Digital Technology , Monitoring and Evaluation

PLA submits evidence to Education Select Committee

In May, the PLA submitted written evidence to the Education Select Committee on the impact of Covid-19 on education and children’s services. Read our full submission here.

01 Apr 2020 | Uncategorised

In-Cell Activity Hub

When prisons are in lock-down, people spend a lot of time in their cells with no access to face-to-face activities. The InCellActivityHub contains creative, unique resources  contributed by organisations and individuals for PEF providers and prison staff to download and print.

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