School Session
Relationship and Sex Education

To book please email at least six weeks in advance

Free, booking required

Recommend this session

For Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 Students

Explore relationship and sex education at the British Museum through object enquiry, activities and discussion. Working with an artist educator these sessions aim to provide RSE in a cross curricular, creative and informative way using British Museum objects and contemporary issues to generate discussion. Workshops are based on the session themes listed below. This session would complement in-school RSE and we will provide participating schools a set of images and information to take back to school.


 • Learn about sex and identity across culture and time.

 • Use objects in the collection to discuss contemporary issues.

 • Complement in-school sex education teaching and learning.

 • Students to leave the project feeling comfortable to discuss SRE with their peers, parents, teachers and feel confident within their own sexualities.

National Curriculum: RSE and PSHE

Session themes exploring cultures:

 • Pornography and consent – Japan, ancient Egypt and ancient Greece

 • Body image – ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt

 • LGBT – India, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and Rome

 • Gender and transgender identity – Africa, India and the Aztecs

Sessions can also be adapted to suit your needs in school. Please let us know if there is a particular focus for your visit.

A minimum of 6 weeks’ notice is essential when booking.

Recommended group size: 20

Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Ain Sakhri lovers figurine 10000 BC