Excitement Builds Ahead of Careers Fair

A week from today on the 13th of July HMP Portland are hosting a ‘Construction Careers Fair’. With lots of brilliant employers attending, it promises to be a valuable day for our learners.

Resettlement Event Changes Perspectives at HMP Channings Wood

On Friday 30th June, Weston Education at HMP Channings Wood held a Resettlement event. In attendance were the following providers: •              Eat That Frog •              Learn Devon •              Transplant Mastertrain •              Whistl •              Gilpins Demolition •              Amey Briggs •              SWISCO •              Graham engineering & construction •              Western Counties Roofing •              Landworks •              DWP – Job centre 72 learners attended the …

‘Finding Your Voice From The Inside’

What better way to mark ‘Men’s Health Week’ than HMP Guys Marsh hosting Nick Elston for a number of talks to our learners. Nick is a mental health motivational speaker, using public speaking as his tool for change. The day at Guys Marsh saw two very engaged groups, with lots of great questions from our learners who were genuinely keen …

‘A Day in the Life’ Art Exhibition

Last week HMP Portland hosted their ‘A Day In The Life’ Art Exhibition. Our learners, Officers and Weston College staff all submitted some amazing pieces. From poems to soap sculptures, there was some real talent on display. This is a fantastic annual event, this year saw our music teacher running a guitar masterclass for anyone who attended. Roll on next …

Adaptive Teaching Awards

Today we welcomed the winners of our ‘Adaptive Teaching Awards’ to Knightstone Campus in Weston-Super-Mare! Over the past few months one of our amazing quality managers Natalie Betts, has been running an adaptive teaching competition for our staff. Winners came from prisons all over the southwest, taking a day out from their usual duties to be recognised for their achievement and …

HMP Channings Wood go all out for the 2023 Koestler Awards!

The Koestler Arts award submissions for HMP Channings Wood are off to London! With 91 visual art, 29 creative writing and 26 music recordings being submitted. A brilliant effort from our staff and learners! Below are examples of the visual art that has been entered!#art#music #creativewriting #prisoned

A Snapshot from the Festival

Just a snapshot of from the session Wallis Eates ran for our learners at HMP Exeter. Fantastic feedback from those who attended!

Festival of Books, Ideas and Debate

It’s day one of the festival of ‘Books, Ideas and Debate’ at HMP Exeter! An exciting programme for learners across the next 3 weeks!

Award for manager of highly rated coffee shop at HMP Leyhill

The manager of a highly rated coffee shop and café based in the grounds of HMP Leyhill Prison has won a surprise award. Kaye Thomas received the honour from the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in recognition of her work with the prison ‘residents’ and the quality service the café provides. Leyhill Grounds Coffee Shop is open to the public and …