Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Bournemouth schools ahead of the game.

Many of the schools in Bournemouth already doing extra to teach sex education in schools. The Reverend Robin Nash from St Alban’s church in Charminster said “I know that many teachers both in state and church school go beyond what is required by the curriculum.”
This comes after the government announced plans that all children should attend sex and relationship lessons from the age of 5, Rev Nash said “as far as the new legislation is concerned that will now be a requirement.”

When asked whether he supported the new proposals Rev Nash said “I think it’s a very good idea, children of that young age 5 or 6 years are often silly and giggly about the private parts of their bodies… explaining things at that age is a very good grounding”

The government proposal will require children from 5 to learn about different parts of their bodies and the emotions that people feel. Lessons on contraception and STD’s will be left until secondary education. Rev Nash added “you’re certainly not going to be talking to a 5 or 6 year old in the same way as a 15 or 16 year old”

A new review, to be chaired by Sir Alasdair MacDonald a headteacher based in London will now decide how to incorporate sex education into the compulsory PSHE programme.

To contact Rev Nash phone 01202 534193 or email:

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