Creative Arts for Rehabilitation
Creative arts are a fundamental tool in the rehabilitation of prisoners. Many of our learners have a limited history of engagement in formal education, and very few have a positive view of education. By engaging our learners in creative enrichment classes, not only are they supported in the development of many soft skills like teamwork and communication, but we are also opening the door to further participation in our provisions.
Every Novus colleague and external partner plays a critical role in contributing to this aim.
The arts and enrichment strand of our work allows us to bring new, exciting opportunities to our learners. Creativity allows us to view and solve problems more openly and with innovation. Creativity opens the mind and can broaden perspectives
says Peter Cox, Managing Director for Novus, in our 2022/23 Creative Enrichment Strategy.
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