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Friday 17 August 2018

Students find it's good to talk about sexual health

Young Social Innovators week at Meánscoil Gharman, Browneswood, Nicole Ní Daighean, Ethan ÓDórchaídhe, Liam Molloy, Anna Chaomhánach, Áine Ní Mhurchú and Róise Eilís Nic Eochaidh
Young Social Innovators week at Meánscoil Gharman, Browneswood, Nicole Ní Daighean, Ethan ÓDórchaídhe, Liam Molloy, Anna Chaomhánach, Áine Ní Mhurchú and Róise Eilís Nic Eochaidh

While sexual health and education for young people is certainly a hot topic these days, students from Meánscoil Gharman are meeting it head on and have made it the subject of their Young Social Innovators (YSI) project this year.

Often sex can be a difficult topic for young people to broach with parents, guardians or teachers, but with their project the students aim to open up a frank conversation about sexual health and being safe.

The students hope to encourage fellow youngsters to openly chat, share and seek advice on their own sexual health from their parents. In a novel approach, the group were handing out two teabags to fellow students, in a bid to open up the conversation over a cup of tea at home.

The students are hopeful that their project will catch the eye of the judges and most importantly will have proved some benefit to classmates.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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