27th June 2019 marks the first national Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day in the UK. The aim of RSE day is to encourage all people to see RSE as part of their responsibility. Nottingham’s first RSE day in June 2018, which was co-ordinated by Nottingham Schools, has been the catalyst for the first National RSE Day in the UK and we are thrilled to be participating again, this year.
We are hoping that everyone will find a way to take part whether that be putting up a poster to raise awareness of domestic abuse, booking a project for their school, fundraising to support our pioneering work or having a conversation with their own child about the sex, consent and the importance of healthy relationships.
Posters and Resources
Equation can provide posters, activity booklets and information cards to support healthy relationships education, survivor safety and well-being, and awareness-raising around the topic of domestic abuse and healthy relationships. As part of our commitment to RSE day and promoting the importance of improved RSE education in Nottingham Schools, we are giving away for a limited amount of healthy relationships posters to be displayed in local schools and youth centres. Please email email@example.com for more details.
In addition to the projects we deliver in schools to pupils, Equation also offers Twilight sessions. These sessions are for education professionals, enabling them to better safeguard the young people they work with from experiencing the devastating effects of domestic violence and sexual violence.
Support Our Work
Another way you can show your dedication to the improvement of RSE for the benefit of your pupils, children and society as a whole, is to help support our innovative work to prevent domestic abuse. On RSE day we would be thrilled if you would hold a non-uniform day in our honour. As a small, local charity we really rely on the generosity of others. We’ll even provide some stickers and pens you can give to the kids as a reward for taking part. Just get in touch with us below to let us know you want to take part in our RSE day fundraising activities.
If you’d like to find out about other ways to fundraise for us you can do that here.
Talking To Your Child
As a parent, the idea of talking to your child about sex and relationships any further than the general birds and the bees can be a daunting thought, but it really doesn’t need to be! There are lots of resources available online that can help you broach the subject. We’re very big fans of the NSPCC’s Let’s talk pants initiative and we also like the Youtube Channel Amaze which uploads fun and age-appropriate videos to discuss important topics like consent. While improved RSE in schools is paramount to safeguarding children from various types of abuse, continuing this education at home is also incredibly important.
Find Out More
If you would like read up on the benefits of RSE, you can read our blog post [link] explaining why it’s such a key part of young people’s education. Also, don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the overwhelming feedback [link] from staff and students who participated in our RSE programmes.