Drogheda Schools’ Programme

Drogheda ACCORD has many years of practical experience delivering Relationship and Sexuality Education in the Drogheda area, since the early 1970s.  The content and the effectiveness of the Programme has been evaluated by a Counselling Psychologist and we have carried out numerous surveys with local schools to ensure the programme is reflecting the children of today.  Drogheda ACCOR are invited by schools to deliver the proramme to 6th class pupils.

AIMS and OBJECTIVES

Physical: To explain the normal changes that occur  in the body during puberty and to encourage the children to make healthy and respectful life choices.

Social and Emotional: To learn skills to cope with all the challenges and changes taking place in their lives at this time.

Reassurance/Respect: To reassure each child of his/her own uniqueness, to respect self/others.

CONTENT

The programme generally takes place over two mornings and areas covered include:

  • Exploring some body systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory) and looking at safe life choices.
  • Changes at puberty
  • Reproductive System
  • Development of a baby from conception to birth
  • Discussion on identifying qualities of  friendships  and developing appropriate relationships.    Recognising feelings and values around issues.
  • Discussion of intercourse in terms of  marriage./relationships.

INFORMATION

A Parents Information Night takes places annually in September as parents need information before they can give consent for their child to receive the programme.

CATCHMENT AREA:

Drogheda and its surrounding areas. (Louth / East Meath)

For further information on our Programme please contact Drogheda ACCORD Centre at 041 9843860

“How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think: Was I the same when I got up this morning?  I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.  But if I ‘am not the same, the next question is “who in the world am I?  Ah that’s the great puzzle!

"Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" - Lewis Carroll