AGENDA: Supporting children and young people in making positive relationships matter
What is AGENDA?
AGENDA is an online resource for educators who want to support children and young people to safely and creatively make positive relationships matter. Through starter activities and case studies, AGENDA invites educators to explore inclusive, creative and rights-based approaches to a range of RSE issues including: feelings and emotions; friendships and relationships; body image; consent; gender and sexuality equality and equity; gender-based and sexual violence.
starter activities to help educators support children and young people to think about what matters to them, and what they would like to change
Examples include STOP/START plates used to create a
'line of action' on what needs to be changed, skirts made
from graffitied rulers to demonstrate against unwanted
touching and abusive comments, glass jars to collect and
share views on how current RSE affects (jars) young people,
a 'runway 4 change’ that invites children to stamp out all the
violence in the world, making gender equality fly with kites
and activist ribbons, and writing songs and performing
dramas on issues that matter to young people, from LGBTQ+
rights to mental health.
You can watch one of the AGENDA conferences that feature many of these activities here.
suggested ways for children and young people to speak up and/or take action, including a range of cross-curricular examples from dance and movement (expressive arts) to digital story telling (ICT).
case study examples of how educators in schools have supported children and young people to learn and raise awareness about issues that advance the building of equalities and positive relationships
how creative methods and pedagogy, such as story-telling, crafting, movement or music enables educators to become more aware of what matters to children and young people
further information about how to support children and young
people to plan an awareness raising activity.
ideas and tips to support educators overcome barriers to using
annual awareness raising and remembrance dates dedicated to
advancing rights, equalities and social justice around the world.
links to organisations and websites for further support and
a rights-respecting whole-school approach to gender equality and relationships and sexuality education.
ideas on how to create safe, confidential and supportive spaces
The Agenda resource continues to grow and develop as more children, young people and practitioners engage and share their practices with how the resource can be used and adapted for Wales’ new Relationships and Sexuality Education.
To find out more, visit www.agendaonline.co.uk