“Catholic Pupils were invited to sign anti-gay marriage petition”

“Education Secretary Michael Gove is due to examine claims into the Catholic Education Service (CES). It is alleged that they broke impartiality rules on the topic of gay marriage.”

“It emerged this week that the CES wrote to nearly 400 state-funded Roman Catholic schools inviting them to back a petition against gay civil marriage.”

“Schools and teachers are forbidden to promote one-sided political arguments.”

“The CES has denied breaking any laws, saying Catholic views on marriage are religious, not political.”

Source (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17883093)

With alleged situations like this it does beg the question, are we educating our children correctly when it comes to sex & sexuality?

What Are The Aims of a Sex Education Workshop?

Sex Education Workshops aim to reduce the risks of negative outcomes from sexual behaviour, such as unwanted or unplanned pregnancies, infection with sexually transmitted diseases and other health issues that may occur.

It also aims to help young people’s positive experience of their sexuality by enhancing the quality of their relationships and their ability to make informed decisions over the course of their lifetime. Sex Education Workshops that are effective are workshops that contributes to both these aims thus helping young people to be safe and enjoy their sexuality.

Forming Attitudes and Beliefs

Young people can be exposed to a wide range of attitudes and beliefs in relation to sex and sexuality. These can sometimes appear contradictory and confusing.

Because sex and sexuality are sensitive subjects, young people and sex educators can have strong views on what attitudes people should hold, and what moral framework should govern people’s behaviour – these too can sometimes seem to be at odds.

Young people are very interested in the moral and cultural frameworks of sex and sexuality. They welcome opportunities to talk about issues where people have strong views, like abortion, sex before marriage, lesbian and gay issues and contraception and birth control.

Everything Needs To Be Balanced

It is important to remember that talking in a balanced way about differences in opinion does not promote one set of views over another, or mean that one agrees with a particular view. Part of exploring and understanding cultural, religious and moral views is finding out that you can agree to disagree.

Sex Education Workshops also provides young people with an opportunity to explore the reasons why people have sex, and to think about how it involves emotions, respect for one self and other people and their feelings, decisions and bodies.

Young people should have the chance to explore gender differences and how ethnicity and sexuality can influence people’s feelings and options. They should be able to decide for themselves what the positive qualities of relationships are. It is important that they understand how bullying, stereotyping, abuse and exploitation can negatively influence relationships.

Our Sex Education Workshops

Sexual Education Workshops with all these elements have been shown to increase young people’s levels of knowledge about sex and sexuality, put back the average age at which they first have sexual intercourse and decrease risk when they do have sex.

We offer a variety of sex education workshops to meet the needs and interests of specific groups based on subject matter, age level.

Please visit our Sex Education Workshops page to find out more information.

Or call us on 0800 689 9909 and we can help you