Sexuality & Making Better Decisions
Children develop at different rates, but once the first children start reaching puberty, usually in primary school, conversations and behaviours involving relationships and sex become more common. By the time students are in secondary school, many will have already experienced peer pressure about ‘losing their virginity.’ While some teachers and parents have concerns about exposing children to a sex education workshop too early in their lives, the consequences of providing one too late are far worse.
Society has a duty to protect young people, and a large part of that mission involves helping them to make informed, sensible choices when it comes to their sexuality. Although parents may seem to be in the best place to talk to their children about sex and relationships, some may not be in possession of current, accurate information and others may find communication at this level awkward or even impossible, preferring to let their child’s school tackle the issue.
If your school is planning to organise a sex education workshop, consider booking a 2020 Dreams Sexuality and Making Better Decisions workshop. We can tailor our content for both primary school and secondary school children and can also cater for a wide range of non-school institutions such as Young Offenders Institutes, PRUs, children’s homes, Local Authorities, charities, Special Educational Needs centres, children’s charities and more.
31% of males and 29% of females aged 16-24 experienced sexual intercourse before the age of 16.
Almost one in twenty 18-19 year old women women tested positive for chlamydia.
Younger people were more often the victims of non-volitional sex, with 16 (male) and 18 (female) the average age of last occurrence.
*National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (Natsal): London, 2012.
Child-Centred Solutions to Gang Pressure
More Than your Average Sex Education Workshop
2020 Dreams offer a fresh and cutting edge approach to providing young people with important sexual health and relationships information. Rather than relying on traditional methods, which might involve a course leader delivering a lecture, we ensure that students experience maximum engagement using modern, proven teaching techniques.
Drama-based role-play scenarios are always a hit with children and teenagers who respond well to being asked to step into the shoes of someone else.
The realistic scenarios presented are designed to drive home the message much more effectively than a standard sex education workshop can. But what is the message? That the consequences of making poor decisions regarding sexual health can be devastating and that the risk of STDs, unplanned pregnancies and sexual exploitation are never worth the short-term excitement that unsafe sex can deliver.
Another way in which a 2020 Dreams Sexuality and Making Better Decisions workshop differs from a traditional sex education workshop is in our facilitated discussion forums. Children lead the debates, contributing their own experiences and opinions, with the experienced facilitators on hand to provide prompts and to keep discussions on point.
Students will be encouraged to come up with their own strategies for resisting peer pressure and feeling good about themselves without being compelled to prematurely enter a sexual relationship.
Sexuality, Relationships and the National Curriculum
The government has recognised the profound importance of teaching children about sexual health by making provision for it in the National Curriculum. A sex education workshop from 2020 Dreams will enhance any PSHE and/or Sex and Relationships programme that your school already provides, with our refreshing approach to teaching guaranteed to inspire and educate in equal measure.
We can deliver workshops anywhere in the UK and customise the content as needed. For example, younger primary school children can be introduced to the concept of healthy peer relationships without the sexual content. Our facilitators have the experience and sensitivity to advise you on what might be appropriate for your school or institution.
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