Game On was a two-year project which created a series of innovative materials to improve education in prisons and develop the basic, personal and work skills of prisoners, ex-offenders and others at risk of offending.
The project was split into three different modules. The personal development module helped to boost the employability of prisoners, addressing areas such as managing aggression, responding to stress and issues of self-esteem and trust.
The work sustainability module supported the expectations of employers and the legal and safety issues of employment. Meanwhile, improving numeracy and literacy was the focus of the basic skills module.
An additional focus of the project was to help prisoners with disabilities learn.
Seven partners throughout Europe (from Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Romania and the UK) worked on the project, developing and testing flexible game-based learning tools which take into account cultural and language variations.
The games developed during the two-year project and accompanying tools for prison-based education are available to download from the project website.