Schools


The Haven also runs an education programme in local secondary schools and colleges.

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:

  • “Knowing who to talk to and what to do if I got pregnant”
  • “I have learned about the stages of pregnancy and my views have changed”
  • “Understanding what to do if my girlfriend got pregnant”
Lifeline game used in schools

Feedback from Schools

"The girls find these sessions very valuable, in terms of looking at pregnancy from different perspectives and thinking about the cycle of pregnancy."

Nicola Donson, Assistant Head, Burgess Hill Girls

"The sessions are delivered in a very sensitive way with some of the issues covered potentially being difficult to talk about."

Nicola Donson, Assistant Head, Burgess Hill Girls

"The Haven volunteers are always willing to answer questions and are very professional"

Nicola Donson, Assistant Head, Burgess Hill Girls

"The Haven Schools Team has my unreserved endorsement."

Cavan Wood, Head of RE, Burgess Hill Academy

"A visit from the Haven to PSHE/RE/Citizenship would be an excellent way to help students reflect on the issues surrounding pregnancy."

Cavan Wood, Head of RE, Burgess Hill Academy

"They have shown great professionalism and sensitivity when dealing with these issues with students."

Cavan Wood, Head of RE, Burgess Hill Academy