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Big win for students on sex ed

Wednesday 1 March 2017 NUS News

Sex and relationship education (SRE) is set to be made compulsory in schools under plans unveiled by the government today.

NUS has been campaigning for SRE for years, alongside a wide range of organisation including the Terence Higgins Trust and Student Pride.

We have consistently argued that learning about healthy relationships is a vital part of children and young people's learning and therefore welcome the announcement from Education Secretary Justine Greening that SRE will be made compulsory in all schools.

In 2014 we found that 90 per cent of students were in favour of SRE being a legal requirement, and earlier this year students sent Valentine's cards to their MPs asking them to support this change.

SRE Melantha

SRE Rob Young

As further evidence of how urgently our schools need to address the standard of SRE, we've gathered some of our favourite stories about previous experiences of sex ed in the classroom......

SRE stories

SRE stories

SRE stories

SRE stories