On Tuesday, School and College took part in PSHE day. The theme of the day was Relationships and Consent, and students attended workshops on topics like healthy relationships, the law and safeguarding, explaining consent and a couples forum, where students were able to ask real deaf adult couples about healthy relationships. 

The day formed part of the students’ PSHE curriculum, and they have been learning about Relationships and Consent in their PSHE classes this term. 

As well as attending workshops, our students and staff came together at break and lunchtime to sit and eat together and discuss their day. The feedback from students and staff alike was fantastic, with everybody feeling as though they had learned something new!

Some students found the couple’s workshop especially interesting, and valued the opportunity to ask questions of the different adults. Other students were pleased to be able to explore healthy friendships and explore issues such as making real friends and peer pressure.

PSHE Lead Teacher Jo Fison said;

“It was a really special day. Even at breaktimes, when we sat down with bacon butties and hot chocolate, it was lovely to see everyone talking as a community. Young people are already changing the way they are talking about their own friendships and relationships, having positive discussions, using what they experienced during the day to help them.”

Our students were equally positive;

“When Jo first said about the day I thought it would be really boring but it wasn’t and I learn so much about relationships and friendships and realised so many things!”

“I felt it was interesting learn about respect in relationships.”

“I liked the stories about falling in love – real life!”

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this special day! We will be holding termly PSHE days, with future days covering topics such as mental health and being brave/taking risks.