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Dating & Mating


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A thorough exploration of relationship skills, decision-making, and coping with conflict, this session will ask helpful questions and offer key information about a range of issues around relationships and sex.

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Dating & Mating

At a Glance






1 Hour 45 Minutes

Lesson Plans


Target Age


Programme Info

This presentation investigates the challenges and pressures that young people face, as well as exploreing the knowledge, skills and values that further equip them to build strong and healthy relationships. The presentation covers issues such as: heathy relationships, personality and character, Child Sexual Exploitation, the impact of pornography, consent, sexting, positive values in a relationships, pregnancy and choices, STIs and contraception.

Storyline Context

In each programme we create a storyline to help us share our information effectively throughout the Key Stages. This creates an opportunity for the pupils to consider the information objectively. There are a number of characters in our story, but Oscar and Martha are the hero characters, featuring throughout all the programmes, growing up with the pupils through their school years.

Dating & Mating | Setting the scene

Dating and Mating follows Oscar and Martha as they enter into Year 12/13! As both our characters grow older, they begin to become more independent of one another, leading to lots of ups and downs along the way. Oscar makes some choices which lead to Martha feeling isolated, yet Martha too decides to confide and get cosy to one of Oscar’s best friends. As Oscar and Martha navigate their relationship further, other characters’ stories are explored, from Leon and the football team, to Elliot and Molly, all of which lead to a discussion of the different issues faced and how they could navigate them well.

Topics covered in this presentation:

  • Impact of media and peer pressure
  • Identity & self-awareness
  • Positive friendships & choices
  • Sexting
  • Pornography
  • Healthy relationships and conflict resolution
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Consent
  • Pregnancy, STIs, contraception
  • Pregnancy pathways
  • Values & expectations


Programme Content

A comprehensive overview of the content delivered in the programme.

Dating & Mating 23-24

Dating & Mating

In Depth

Learning Intentions

Pupils are learning about:

  • Exploring and expressing a sense of self
  • The importance of developing a moral framework
  • The emotional, social and moral implications of early sexual activity
  • Developing strategies to promote personal safety
  • How to develop strategies to deal with challenging relationship scenarios
  • Exploring the implications of sexual maturation

Skills & Capabilities

  • Managing Information
  • Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making
  • Working with Others
  • Self-Management

Learning Experiences

  • Challenging and Engaging
  • Enquiry Based
  • Supportive Environment
  • Choice Theory
  • Relevant and Enjoyable

Attitudes & Disposition

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Tolerance
  • Moral Courage

Our Approach

Love For Life has a long-standing reputation for engaging effectively in the specific area of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE). Read about the broad principles and commitments that guide Love for Life’s development and delivery of high-quality, age-appropriate and culturally sensitive RSE.

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