This half term in PSHE all students across Aspire have been participating in a topic called Sex and Relationships Education. We strongly feel this topic is important to the health and well being of our students. As well as focusing on sex and how the body works, we have studies what makes a good relationship, what positive and negative relationships look like and who students can talk to if they have any issues. A specific lesson taught to students was on consent and what this means. A video from the children’s charity Bernardo’s was the main resource within this lesson and students found it now only engaging but gave real life situations when consent was being discussed and provided stimulating conversations and debate.
The team from Corner House have supported the teaching and learning within this topic and have been able to offer students advice on a range of topics including where their service is based, what contraception is available, how it works and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of contraception.
Cornerhouse (Yorkshire) is a voluntary sector agency dealing with all aspects of sexual health, including HIV/AIDS, family planning and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
They offer a range of confidential services across Hull and the East Riding, particularly to young people. They can offer guidance, support, training and, most importantly, knowledge.
In addition to the services directly provided by Cornerhouse, they guide young people towards other appropriate services, and make sure they can access the information or resources they need.
Cornerhouse can be contacted through their website: www.wearecornerhouse.org