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Evaluation of the Young Speaker Programme

Funder

We Are What We Do

Timescale

March 2009 – April 2010

Overview

IPSE have been commissioned to carry out an evaluation of We Are What We Do’s Young Speaker programme.

We Are What We Do train 200 young people from schools in London, the North West, the Midlands and Bristol in public speaking and running campaigns to spread the message that “small actions x lots of people = big change”. Young Speakers give presentations to pupils and run campaigns in both their own secondary schools, Sixth form colleges and FE colleges, and local primary schools, telling pupils that everyone can do their bit to bring about social and environmental change.

The evaluation aims to assess the impact of the Young Speakers programme at two levels:

  • Personal development of Young Speakers in 2009 – from recruitment stage
  • Impact of Young Speakers’ activity on the community – covering activities of both 2008 and 2009 Young Speakers

The evaluation will assess the following aspects of the programme:

Personal development of Young Speakers

  • From application to completion – confidence, aspiration, new skills, knowledge, working as a team, relationship-building, etc.

Impact of Young Speakers’ activity on the community

  • Impact of the Young Speakers’ activities on their own school and schools they have spoken at
  • Impact of the Young Speakers’ activities on their family, friends and community groups

WAWWD’s administration of the Young Speakers’ programme

  • Best practice areas and areas to improve on
  • Role of Young Speakers within WAWWD as a whole

The evaluation has a number of strands:

  1. Survey of Young Speakers from 2008
  2. Survey of Young Speakers from 2009
  3. Teacher Survey
  4. In-depth interviews, focus groups and case studies in three schools
  5. Participatory research with a small group of Young Speakers.

The project outcome will include a final report in April 2010.

Publications

Project team

Sarah Minty
Sumi Hollingworth

Contact

Sarah Minty






 

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