RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN
Clubs voted to work towards preventing Violence Against Women, by ensuring that every school is obliged to introduce a programme of Relationships Education. The Relationships Education element should be strengthened to include respect in relationships between those of different genders, ethnicity, cultures and sexuality, and should encompass some elements from Citizenship and social education teaching.
As part of this project club members got together in May to send out questionnaires to secondary schools in the general Ipswich area to ascertain what schools are already doing and to give their views about a statutory Relationships Education programme.
The photo shows members hard at work sending out the questionnaires.
We were fortunate to have Shirley Osborne joining us to talk about the ‘Teenage Relationships Abuse Campaign which she has been instrumental in driving forward.
Soroptimists have a bookmark especially designed for those aged 13/16 years and we can provide these at a low cost to schools. The bookmark describes in simple terms what makes a good relationship and what does not. It is very effective.