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At Dunman Secondary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2018:

Secondary 2

At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:
Lessons about Love
(Part 2)
(60 mins)
  • identify why relationships break down
  • identify the emotions that accompany the breakdown of a relationship
  • know healthy ways of coping with rejections and breakups
  • recognise the need to be respectful and responsible in ending a relationship
  • know ways to seek support when going through a breakdown of relationship and offer support for those going through the same
Term 1 Week 5
(60 mins)
8 – Part 1
(30 mins)
  • recognise the sources of temptation and situations that lead to pre-marital sex
  • resist pressure to engage in sexual activities
  • know the consequences of engaging in pre-marital sex
  • recognise that respect and responsible decision making are important in relationships
  • recognise the value of sexual abstinence
  • identify sources to seek help and support when faced with teenage pregnancy
Term 1 Week 6
8 - Part 2
Main Task
(30 mins)
Description of the Main Task:
  • In groups, students will choose 1 out of 3 given scenarios.
  • Through the chosen scenario, students will share
    • the consequences of pre-marital sex
    • the value of abstinence before marriage
    • skills to say ‘no’ to temptations or pressure to have sex
  • Depending on the scenario chosen, groups can present the above through a short skit / presentation, song lyrics/ poem, or a comic strip / poster, or other preferred modes.
  • At the end of all the presentations, students are to assess and reflect upon their own learning using a reflection form.
Term 1 Week 8
At the Crossroads
(Part 1)
(60 mins)
  • describe what pornography is, and why people view pornographic materials
  • examine the effects of pornography on self and others
  • know what masturbation is, and its relation to pornography
  • recognise the harmful consequences of excessive masturbation
  • recognise that they are able to make responsible decisions to manage their sexual desires
  • know appropriate sources to obtain accurate information about sex
Term 1 Week 10
(60 mins)
  • know/define what gender role is
  • know the influence of family, culture and society on one’s perception of his/her gender role
  • appreciate/affirm one’s own unique qualities and characteristics as a male or female.
  • know/define what sexual orientation (heterosexuality and homosexuality) is
  • recognise the need to treat people with respect regardless of their sexual orientation
Term 2 Week 1