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RSE Day - 25 June 2020

RSE Day is on 25 June 2020. It is an annual celebration of excellent Relationships and Sex Education that educates children and young people about healthy relationships and positive sexual health.

RSE Day encourages schools and the wider community to get involved. It asks everyone to consider their role in promoting healthy relationships and positive sexual health - whether as a parent/carer, an educator, a faith leader, a councillor, a health practitioner, a friend or family member.

How did RSE Day begin?

RSE Day is the original idea of Nottingham City Council.  The first RSE day took place on 28 June 2018. To build on the success of the first RSE day, Nottingham City Council is working in partnership with the Sex Education Forum to increase the profile of the day across the country.

What is the aim of RSE Day?

The overall aim of RSE Day is to improve the quality and reach of relationships and sex education provided for children and young people by celebrating good practice RSE on an annual national day. Good quality RSE needs to happen all year round, with a planned curriculum, but 25 June 2020 is an opportunity to start new conversations and share what you are doing with others.

What happens on RSE Day?

On 25 June 2020, schools, teachers, young people, families and the wider community are invited to:

  • Hold RSE activities in your local school or education setting using ideas from our RSE day ideas lists
  • Use social media, such as twitter, to share your RSE activities with pride and confidence – follow @RSE_day and use the hashtags #RSEday and #RSEtogether
  • Nominate excellent teachers of RSE for the RSE Teaching Awards 2020. Deadline 5 June 2020. 
  • Tell your local community about your RSE activities through a newsletter, web-site update, local newspaper or other media
  • Take an active role supporting RSE – this could be simple as having a conversation at home about RSE activities happening on the day

What resources can help us prepare for RSE Day?

To help you get started, download the '20 ideas for RSE Day 2020' packs for primary and secondary settings available free at the end of this page. There are quick options and ones that will take a bit more planning and preparation. Some can be run with pupils in school, others shared with families. Choose one or two that are most relevant for your setting and circumstances, or think of your own.

This year the theme for RSE Day is ‘Books I love about love’. Many of the ideas in the free packs for primary and secondary settings list support this theme.

Join our countdown to stay up-to-date with new resources in the lead up to RSE Day, including resources for RSE at home and for organsiations supporting RSE day. Local authorities can take inspiration from our RSE Day - Local authorities pack, and we can't wait to see your own ideas in action on RSE Day 2020. 

What are the principles of RSE Day?

  • RSE helps keep children safe – this is based on evidence
  • RSE lessons should be enjoyable and useful / relevant
  • RSE happens in school and at home
  • RSE involves communication between people
  • RSE involves people of different ages and starts young to support life-long learning

What does the research say?

Research shows that excellent RSE supports the wellbeing of, and helps to safeguard, children and young people. Research shows that RSE is more effective when home and school are involved. The Sex Education Forum has produced briefings on the evidence and regularly consults young people about the quality of their RSE.