The UK’s biggest online sex education lesson is set to take place on Wednesday 16 September.
Brook – the leading young people’s sexual health and wellbeing charity – will host the online lesson as part of its 2020 Sexual Health Week campaign.
With many schools introducing Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) this September, Brook’s Big RSE Lesson will be available to all secondary students’ in year nine and above.
The one-hour virtual lesson will be broadcast to thousands of schools, students and parents across the UK through online platform Learn Live. To date, more than 2270 people have registered to tune in on the day with thousands more expected.
The lesson will encourage open conversations around healthy relationships and touch on the effects that lockdown has had on young people. These topics will enable students to recognise what a healthy relationship looks like covering key areas such as consent, relationship behaviours, online relationships and where and how to seek advice and support.
This year’s Sexual Health Week theme, ‘Get Your RSE in Gear’, celebrates inclusive and inspiring RSE, and this lesson is just one of the many activities Brook will be delivering throughout the week.
The week-long campaign aims to prepare and equip teachers with the tools and confidence required to deliver inspiring and inclusive RSE that young people will love.
Dougie Boyd, head of education at Brook commented: “As RSE is to become compulsory in schools in England, we wanted to kickstart the academic year with a super engaging and informative lesson that will set the tone for the year ahead. At Brook we believe all young people have the right to high quality, inclusive RSE, and we are proud to provide teachers with the skills and confidence they need to deliver just that.
“Brook’s Big RSE Lesson is exciting for so many reasons, not only is it an innovative way to deliver core RSE topics, it will boost teachers’ and parents’ confidence, enabling them to start engaging in challenging conversations in the classroom and at home.”
The lesson will take place on Wednesday 16 September from 10 – 11am and can be live streamed via Learn Live. It will be available to view for 12 months following the broadcast day.
To sign up to Brook’s Big RSE Lesson, head to www.brook.org.uk/shw/