Get Yourself Heard
It is important that learners views are taken into account in their personal learning, in local planning areas through community partnership work and at national level.
Our Get Heard projects and classes help develop a distinct and strong learner voice. This is achieved by raising the profile of adult learners and adult learning through the celebration of learners literacy and learning work.
Some of our projects and workshops are themed so they also help raise awareness of important topics and themes. Previous projects have included challenging the stigma of mental health, celebrating local heritage and natural heritage, prejudice and discrimination, and environmental issues, etc.
Being heard within the wider community
We use a wide variety of ways of capturing and supporting the learners’ voice from learner forums, learner community consultations, focus groups, surveys, support at events, attendance at the annual Highland Adult Learners Partnership conference.
Exhibitions and showcases of learner’s work are often displayed in community spaces such as libraries, community centres and other public spaces.
- Annual HALP conference workshops, celebration of learning and keynote speakers
- In house themed Book Festivals through the Brora Learning Zone
- Climate change projects and workshops in partnership with Lairg and District Learning Centre and Kyle of Sutherland Energy Advice
- Animation and film making
- Workshops and events through SMHAF (Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival)
- Social enterprise projects
- Creative writing workshops and projects