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As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week.

This Thursday at 9pm, Channel 4 is airing Sex in Class, a one off programme where Belgian sex educator Goedele Liekens attempts to get British teenagers to embrace more modern sex ed classes.

From the press release:

Sex Educator and UNFPA goodwill ambassador Goedele Liekens wants to drag Britain’s sex education into the 21st century. Statistics show that Britain has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe, sexually transmitted infections are rising and 70% of teens believe that porn is a reliable source of information. Goedele thinks our hopelessly out-of date sex education is to blame. Her belief is that sex should be taught properly and comprehensively so she’s campaigning to not only improve sex education across the board but also to introduce a GCSE in sex. In a new one off programme called Sex in Class (wt) Goedele will work with year 11 students in British schools to pilot different modules that could potentially become a properly ratified GCSE.


This programme could be useful for HE students studying Sociology (as a demonstration of cultural differences in attitudes towards sex), or those working towards a teaching qualification. Sections of the programme may be suitable for a secondary PSHE lesson too.


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