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On 25/10/19 PWB delivered a free taster session at Blackburn With Darwen (BwD) Children’s Services Participation Relaunch Event, attended by Looked After Children (LAC) and associated professionals. It proved popular and we conducted a survey asking 18 participants their opinion and their perception of the proposed project’s likely benefits.

When asked if there was a need for this project, on a scale of 1-to-5, the average response was about a 4 (“yes a lot”). Additionally, each respondent identified on average 3 benefits for participants, including: physical, mental/respite, social, confidence/self-esteem, new skills and fun.

Please see below for details of the survey and some pictures of the event (pictures edited to preserve anonymity). First of all is the full questionnaire the participants filled in, after that comes the analysis and the raw data. The survey was designed to assess if the community thought there was a need for this kind of activity and if so, what the benefits would be. This feedback is being used to support an Awards for All grant application for PWB to work with BwD Foster Carers Association, the Bureau Centre for the Arts and the Children’s Services Department of BwD Borough Council to provide circus arts instruction to disadvantaged kids in the area. Please see our research and benefits page for more or why we think this will help their physical and psychological wellbeing at a crucial and tough time in their lives.

 

Next we compiled the results to Questions 3 to 5 and analysed the results. The next two images show these results.

MOST IMPORTANTLY the first image shows that the average response to Question 5

Q5) Do you think that PWB providing circus skills workshops is needed in this area?

Which had an average response of 3.9 which equates to “yes a lot”.

The second image is a compilation of answers to the other questions where ever a benefit was identified.

Most of these came from answers to Q6 and Q7  (below) – but there were other comments that identified benefits to other questions.

Q6) Why do you think an activity such as circus skills is needed in this area?

Q7) What do you think the main benefits will be and what you will learn?

At the end you can see a compilation of answers to Q6 to Q10.

Below are the compiled answers to questions 6 to 10 on which the analysis above was based. The answers to question 6 and 7 are particularly useful to assess people’s perception of the possible benefits of the project.

 

Please see our research and benefits page for more empirical research or why we think this will help their physical and psychological wellbeing at a crucial and tough time in their lives.

See also our video from another workshop project to support this and the evaluation report we did of that project-  Swiss Cottage Project

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