December 16, 2014 in Education
This is part of a series of posts examining the different areas of Liverpool World Centre’s work
Engaging the Disengaged in Transition, or EDIT, is a programme LWC has been running for over six years. It is designed for young people in Years 7 or 8 of secondary school, who have been selected by teachers for a specific reason hindering them in school (it could be pupils with poor behaviour, those at risk of being excluded, students with low self-esteem, those who refuse to engage in class, etc.)
Created and led by Jason Ward, who uses a combination of drama and therapy techniques to engage the pupils into reflecting upon their behaviour and then making positive changes in school. Pupils receive a weekly group workshop, lasting between 2-3 periods and the programme last for 10 weeks. After undertaking the EDIT programme, previous participants have shared much more in class, displayed markedly decreased levels of disruption and have gone onto achieve GCSE’s and A-Levels.