Loves-Me-Not Workshop
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Loves-Me-Not Workshop
On Monday 17 May and Tuesday 18 May the Year 12 and 13 students will be involved in the Loves-Me-Not workshops.

Loves-Me-Not is a ‘whole-school approach’ to prevent abusive behaviour in relationships. It is based on a student inquiry learning process, where students take action (personal action, effective bystander action and community action) to prevent harm from relationship abuse.

The workshop is delivered by specifically trained Police personnel and is well supported by physical resources.

Loves-Me-Not is designed for Year 12 students as the appropriate age to discuss relationship abuse and to start to take action for change. Through the Loves me Not workshop students will:

  • Explore qualities of good relationships
  • Recognise early signs of relationship abuse
  • Understand sexual consent, what it means, and why they need it
  • Apply critical thinking about who is advantaged by societal myths, and how these myths may perpetuate relationship abuse and acts of sexual abuse
  • Explore if, when and how to be an active bystander
  • Be encouraged to ‘take action for change’ for themselves, their friends and family, and the wider community to have safer communities together.

This year our Year 13 students will also be involved as they missed this workshop opportunity in 2020 as a result of lockdown.

Year 12 Students will be out of classes all day on Monday. They will start together in period 1 and then break into groups during the day.

Year 13 Students will be out of class all day Tuesday and will follow the same format as the Year 12s.

Should students wish not to be involved in the workshop, they must come to the school office at the start of the day and an alternative programme will be organised for them.

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Todd Adams

This article was originally posted on: May, 13th 2021