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Young people in Poole get FLIPPED!

Students across Poole will be able to benefit from new resources for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons, with a new set of bespoke lesson plans created by young people, for young people.

Members of the Poole Children’s and Young People’s Board have worked together to create the exciting new resource, FLIPPED, designed to educate Poole’s young people and raise the standard of PSHE lessons in schools.

The content of five new lesson plans was designed following a survey of almost 800 young people in Poole, results from which showed that young people felt that PSHE is a subject which is rarely taken seriously, and often not utilised properly. Many felt that young people lack essential life skills, wouldn’t be able to open a bank account, or know quite how serious mental health problems can be – all issues which are addressed in the final lesson plans.

All the new FLIPPED resources can now be accessed on the Borough of Poole website, with lesson plans and other information available for download by teachers and any other professionals working with young people. Both teachers and young people are being encouraged to provide feedback on the sessions, to help develop the resources further.

The exciting new initiative officially launched last week with an event opened by the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Ann Stribley. Cllr Stribley said: “It was tremendously encouraging to see the young people so engaged in helping others to benefit from their PSHE lessons. I wish them every success in the project.”

Cllr Mike White, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Capital Projects, Borough of Poole, said: “It is wonderful to have the views of a group of young people helping to shape the education that they and their peers receive. The new resources will provide a useful tool for schools and other groups, helping teach essential life skills to our young people.”

The children’s board is a group of young people, aged 11-18, made up of chosen representatives from a large variety of youth groups across Poole – including schools, religious groups and youth opportunity groups. 

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