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Through the Loop 2: Learning to reduce re-offending

Written by Rob O'Brien, 31st March 2011

Through the Loop 2: Learning to reduce re-offending

Tuesday 12th April 2011

Inshes Church, Inshes Retail Park, Sir Walter Scott Drive, Inverness, IV2 3TW.

The Reader Organisation will be presenting a workshop concerning its work within the Criminal Justice system at Through the Loop 2: Learning to reduce re-offending, a day of talks and workshops that aims to help those working within the sector to "re-think, re-motivate, re-enthuse and re-energise your practice".

During The Reader Organisation's workshop, run by Criminal Justice Project Manager Amanda Brown, attendees will be introduced to the power of shared reading and current Get Into Reading projects, and offered the opportunity to learn how they can incorporate shared reading into their own work.

Keynote speakers at the event are:

  • Dr Anita Wilson, Research Fellow at Lancaster University and Chairperson of the European Prison Education Association
  • Will Lindon, Strathclyde Police Violence Reduction Unit

Additionally, the event will feature 8 workshops lead by:

  • Mark Holloway, HMP Inverness Links Centre Manager
  • APEX Highland
  • Keith Walker, Policy Officer Health Improvement for Highland Council
  • Don Mackie, Learning and Teaching Scotland on specific learning differences including dyslexia
  • The Reader Organisation on Read to Lead projects
  • Families Outside and Highland Libraries Children and Families
  • Mark Thomson, Poet
  • Louise Jones, Health Promoting Schools Manager Highland Council  on Internet safety

The event will commence at 10.00am for 10.15am and finish at 3.30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

More detailed information and a chance to book workshops will follow shortly.

To book a place please contact Chris Mclintock  at 01463 251277 or

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