Offender Learning Students Showcase Their Creative Flair

This year’s Weston College Creative Arts Festival took place from 23rd May until the 21st June 2018 and provided our Offender Learning students with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talents.

The Summer Showcase took place at the College’s Loxton Campus, which ran for 8 days and was met with great reviews. There was a wide range of work on show, which was produced by learners studying Media Art and Design, Functional Skills which include English, maths and ICT.

Our learners from across the Southwest prison network provided a range of exhibits including poetry, oil paintings, pencil drawings ceramics and sculptures.

Hundreds of people from across the local and regional community attended the festival including those from within the Creative Arts industries with one attendee stating “There is a real depth and substance in the work. As a graphic designer/artist it is apparent to me that art has an ability to expose the truth in everybody without judgement. Very talented individuals.”

Weston College’s Offender Learning provision will continue to showcase the many talents of learners within the prison network to support the successful rehabilitation, resettlement and employment of offenders on release whilst delivering transformational learning and raising aspirations.