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Body Science student workshops – with Claire from Saleema Noon (Sexual Health Educators)

April 19 @ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kindergarten and Grade 1 sessions (30 minutes)

  • Scientific words related to sexual health
  • That reproduction usually happens when a man’s sperm joins a woman’s ovum by sexual intercourse, but that there are many different ways that families are formed. All families are unique.
  • That they have ownership of their bodies
  • That the baby grows in the uterus (not the stomach)
  • That the baby is usually born through the vagina
  • Not to pick up condoms or needles

Grades 2 and 3 sessions (40 minutes) Everything previous grades have learned plus:

  • The basics about menstruation and nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) as clean and healthy processes

Grades 4 and 5 sessions (60 minutes) Everything previous grades have learned plus:

  • All about physical and emotional changes at puberty
  • The responsibilities that come with the decision to be in a sexual relationship
  • Basic information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Grades 6 and 7 sessions (75 minutes) Everything the previous age group has learned plus:

  • Sexual consent
  • Making smart decisions on the internet
  • Different types of sexual activity and the responsibilities that come with each
  • Understanding personal sexuality-related values, beliefs and boundaries
  • Recognizing that most teens are not sexually active
  • Further discussion of STIs and prevention
  • Gender stereotypes and homophobia
  • The importance of taking responsibility for one’s health (ie. testicular self-examination)
  • Anonymous questions