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.