This week, years 2,3 and 4 were involved in a workshop run by Barnardo’s about healthy relationships. The children saw pictures of different toys stereotypically for boys or girls and discussed why they were perceived in this way. We all agreed that as long as toys are safe and make us happy it is fine to play with whatever we like.
The children really enjoyed the Punch and Judy show where they were able to discuss what a healthy relationship looks like. We also realised that a family unit can be made up in many different ways. The message that the children took away from the workshop was the importance of feeling happy and safe in a relationship.