The GREAT Project
GREAT is delivered over 4 weekly sessions and is designed to promote healthy relationships and domestic abuse awareness to Year 5 and 6 pupils. Each session has identified aims, learning outcomes and links to the RSE and PSHE requirements.
Great project sessions
- Session one (Healthy Relationships) – Promotes the importance of children developing healthy, positive relationships
- Session two (Domestic Abuse) – Explores what domestic abuse is, how children can access support, and what support services are available
- Session three (Excuses and Choices) – Considers the reasons behind domestic abuse, with a focus on dispelling commonly used excuses/myths
- Session four (Respecting Each Other) – Looks at gender inequalities and promoting gender respect
Each session lasts for 2 hours.
Benefits of the GREAT project
- To reduce the impact that domestic abuse has on children and young people, including poor attainment in education
- Enables primary school children to gain knowledge about healthy relationships, explore what domestic abuse is, and know where to get help and support
- Complements current government statutory guidance for Key Stage 2 relationships education
- Bold and interactive resources take into account visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners. Resources are designed for a range of abilities and enable pupils to retain, remember and recall information
- A sensitive approach to the delivery of a complex topic
Benefits to pupils
- Empowers children to recognise their right to live free from fear and encourages healthy attitudes towards relationships
- Activities nurture self-esteem and a sense of well-being
- Provides children with information on a range of appropriate services, resulting in greater access, reduced isolation and improved safety
- Every participant receives a GREAT Project workbook, pencil, sticker and certificate
- Age appropriate, fun and interactive, with a focus on helping pupils both now and into their futures
The Great Project is evaluated by the children and teachers who engage with it. An example school evaluation report can be found here.
What students, parents and teachers think
The GREAT Project is absolutely amazing! It totally helped my son understand why we no longer live with his dad. He can also assess a healthy/unhealthy relationship and grew up so much emotionally. 10/10
I really loved taking part and learning what a healthy relationship is, I will definitely use some of these skills in my life, so thank you.
I explained that we have The GREAT project in school for our Year 6 children. He had not heard about the project before so I explained what it entailed and the positive impact it has on the children. The inspector was really impressed!
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No matter how much time, money or resources you can afford to give, your support will make a difference.
Could pay for four children
to take part in our early intervention projects
Could pay for one primary school child to receive our healthy relationship education program