Primary School Resource (Professionals)
Through Barnardo’s extensive national and local research we have seen a sharp increase in the age of young people being identified as being at risk of child sexual exploitation, unhealthy relationships and risky behaviour.
We’ve seen how the increased access to the internet and technology can leave children additionally vulnerable and prematurely exposed to an adult world. We often speak to professionals who feel overwhelmed by a growing need and expectation to address these issues with their children, whilst not wishing to further expose them to adult themes.
The Real Love Rocks Primary Resource balances these concerns, focussing on healthy relationships and the importance of being free and happy in future relationships. Building on the work schools are already doing around friendships, respect and fairness. It seeks to address the findings of the Ofsted Report (2013) ‘Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools’, which highlighted the importance of children being taught the appropriate relationship language, given the confidence to describe unwanted behaviour and given advice on where to get support and help.
Following the ‘BU Crew’ the pack contains a programme of games, activities, animations and facilitator guidance to allow a positive, interactive and fun experience for both the facilitator and the children as they learn together about healthy relationships, being themselves, keeping safe and where to go if they need to get support or advice.
The four sections of the Primary edition are:
Healthy and Equal Relationships
These sections can be run over a minimum of four one hourly sessions, containing additional material if further input is required. It is aimed at children in year 6 and contains guidance and letter templates about how to communicate the programme to parents.
It begins by getting the children to think about the different types of relationships that exist- the first animation introduces the BU Crew to the children.
Here is a sample of some of the activities that are included in the Real Love Rocks Primary Resource.
The Real Love Rocks Primary Resource includes:
Physical copy of all written material
Digital copy of all resources provided on a USB