Recent research now suggests that more and more the responsibility for delivering good and correct sex and relationship education is falling to schools and teachers as opposed to parents or families. But with budgets and curriculum hours for PSHE being cut how is it possible to deliver involving, informative and relevant sex and relationship education?
It is hard for schools to compete in an age where technology, the media and the pornography industry target young people in an exciting and provocative way as it promotes to them an image of beauty, sexuality, love and relationships that undermines their self esteem and promotes an unrealistic image of who they should be and what they should be doing.
Now it is more important than ever to create sex and relationship education that can be as compelling, as exciting, as influential as the media campaigns it is battling.
Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company has been delivering SRE projects in schools across the country for the past 15 years. ‘The Sex Factor’ project uses a mix of performances, workshops and up-front honestly to tackle the difficult and vast topic of sex and relationships education.
For the participants involved you can forget disturbing diagrams and awkward talks; this is Sex Ed with a difference. Our experience has shown that to affectively reach and address the attitudes of a young audience it is not enough to deal with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of these personal issues, but rather the heart and soul.
The work of the theatre company does not give simple answers, or tell audiences what to do, however, encourages them to ask questions, consider themselves and others and to be aware of the many influences affecting them, giving them options for positive solutions and an understanding of the importance of life changing choices. Our projects are constantly being adapted as the needs of pupils and schools change, however, we always aim to deliver relatable and thought provoking work.
“PSHE is a crucial part of preparing young people for life. It can provide them with the knowledge and confidence to make decisions which will affect their health, wellbeing and relationships, now and in the future.” (Stroud News and Journal, 11.1.16)
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The Sex Factor project is suitable for years 9-11 and consists of 2 plays and a range of workshop options for a half or full day. The project can be delivered for up to 300 pupils (depending on performance space). Working with your school we adapt workshop options (timings/sizes) to suit your requirements and endeavor to provide the most effective PSHE solutions for your budget.
Prices start at:
£675 + VAT for a half day
£950 + VAT for full day
View a video and read more about “The Sex Factor” here
We have a range of other shows with different topics for years 7-13 and work with many schools on a complete PSHE programme so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
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