The Haven also runs an education programme in secondary schools and colleges in the Mid Sussex area.
Each year we deliver our multimedia interactive lesson to hundreds of students (mostly in years 9 and 10) as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum. These have been well received by the schools who invite us back year after year.
This lesson includes the ‘Lifeline Game’ which highlights the development of the foetus in the womb. We present pregnancy statistics, watch film clips and facilitate discussion around the potential consequences of an unplanned pregnancy.
We ensure that we work within the limits of the school’s ethos and are non-directive in our approach, encouraging the students to think for themselves.
If you are involved with a local school or youth group and would be interested in us providing this lesson for your students/young people, please contact us to discuss further.
What students find most beneficial:
"The girls find these sessions very valuable, in terms of looking at pregnancy from different perspectives and thinking about the cycle of pregnancy."
"The sessions are delivered in a very sensitive way with some of the issues covered potentially being difficult to talk about."
"The Haven volunteers are always willing to answer questions and are very professional"
"The Haven Schools Team has my unreserved endorsement."
"A visit from the Haven to PSHE/RE/Citizenship would be an excellent way to help students reflect on the issues surrounding pregnancy."
"They have shown great professionalism and sensitivity when dealing with these issues with students."