Students in room 69 by the Warren Cup

Relationship and Sexual Health Education 

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Booking for on-site school sessions has been temporarily suspended.

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The well-being of our staff and visitors is our priority at this time and, as a result of government guidance, we've taken the decision to temporarily suspend all bookings for our on-site learning sessions.

Explore Relationship and Sexual Health Education (RSHE) at the British Museum through object enquiry, activities and discussion. 

Working with an artist-educator, these sessions aim to provide RSHE in a cross curricular, creative and informative way, using British Museum objects and contemporary issues to generate discussion. Workshops are based on the session themes listed below. This session would complement in-school RSE and we'll provide participating schools a set of images and information to take back to school.

Ages: 11–18 (KS3, KS4 and KS5)

Curriculum links: RSHE and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Sessions can also be adapted to suit your needs in school. Please let us know if there's a particular focus for your visit.

Recommended group size: 20 

Session outlines

  • Learn about relationships and identity across culture and time.
  • Use objects in the collection to discuss the past alongside contemporary issues. 
  • Complement in-school RSHE teaching and learning.
  • Students to leave the session feeling comfortable to discuss RSE with their peers, parents, teachers and feel confident within their own sexualities.
Session themes exploring cultures:
  • What is Pornography – Japan, ancient Egypt and ancient Greece
  • Exploring consent – Ancient Rome, ancient Mesopotamia, Africa, South Asia 
  • Body image across time – ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt
  • LGBT – India, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and Rome
  • Gender and Identity – Africa, India, and the Aztecs