We are also introducing more quantifiable outcomes to future projects such as the ones listed below:
1) Physical fitness and coordination – measured by the number of circus props and tricks each participant has learnt during the project & tutor reports of co-ordination. TARGET 1: learn basics of 3 circus disciplines (eg. diablo, ball juggling), one basic trick on each.
2) Social interaction – measured by participant questionnaires and from adult helper reports. TARGET 2a: worked with another participant or took part in a social game for 10mins each session; TARGET 2b – 75% of participants to agree or strongly agree that they that they found the workshops helped them be more sociable.
3) Confidence and self-esteem – measured by questionnaire results and adult helper reports. TARGET 3a: taken part in at least one show or “show-and-tell” where they demonstrate a trick to an audience; TARGET 3b – 75% of participants to agree or strongly agree that the workshops helped their confidence/self-esteem,
We plan to triangulate these against anecdotal evidence, interviews and questionnaires from adult helpers/tutors to provide a compelling demonstration of the positive impact we hope to make with our innovative outreach work.