The Dan Aid Body Piercing Teaching Resource has been developed for (and fills a gap in) the secondary school curriculum.
I believe the pack covers a lot of things which perhaps would go unsaid in the curriculum and for this reason it is incredibly valuable. It really is something which needs to be dealt with and the resource does so in an intelligent and thoughtful manner.
Deborah Mitchell, Progress Manager, Stocksbridge High School, Sheffield
It is a superb resource and fits brilliantly with our body image unit in yr 11. It also links with legislation and personal safety. It links brilliantly with several units in the citizenship and PSHE curriculum and therefore is constantly referred to.
Students thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and it has certainly got them thinking on all levels. The pack deals with major concepts and can easily be used by non-specialists and people with no prior knowledge about piercing. Equally, the resources provided can be adapted and extended due to the background information booklet.
Eileen Hetherington, Leader in PSHE, High Storrs, Sheffield
Most young people are uninformed when it comes to body piercing.
The lack of proper legislation within the UK is explored within the context of this pack, giving you the professional delivering the material, a rich choice of resources that you can tailor to your needs.
With four lesson plans to choose from with specific aims and objectives; enabling young people to engage in interesting classroom activities, healthy debate and discussions.
We are in essence, giving you the ‘tool box’ and with a little bit of thought and planning, you can deliver a successful lesson to your students across the curriculum, which makes this an ideal and valuable resource for your school.
The new National Curriculum, which comes into effect from September 2014, has a brief summary concerning PSHE (which will remain non-statutory). It states that schools are expected to use their PSHE programmes to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. The Dan Aid teaching resource on body piercings will make a valuable contribution towards that aim.
Kim Wilson, PSHE Curriculum Lead, King Edward VII School, Sheffield
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You can look at a sample of the pack here.