Sixth Form pupils attend annual Relationship & Sex Education Day
On Tuesday 19th & Thursday 21st September 2017, Heathcote Sixth Form pupils attended the annual Relationship & Sex Education Days. The event, which was run by Jacqui King (Young Person's Sexual Health Outreach Lead), gave the pupils the opportunity to acquire relevant information about relationships and sexual health in order to keep them safe and informed.
The morning workshops were split into awareness sessions about sexual activity and the afternoon sessions were about risk taking behaviours including drugs and alcohol and a focus on protection and contraception. All sessions were well attended and pupils felt comfortable with each other to participate, ask questions and respect opinions.
Both year groups acted impeccably and the ground rules were adhered to which included confidentiality and respect for peers, participate as much or as little as you are comfortable with and ask questions. Jacqui commented that ‘all pupils were a credit to our school’.
During the day, pupils were encouraged to write anonymous questions which were answered at the end of the workshop. Feedback from pupils was very positive with every pupils feeling they had benefited from the event.
Many thanks goes to Jacqui for making both days a success and we look forward to providing follow up drop in sessions for all sixth formers throughout the year.