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Icebergs & Babies


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Helping 14-15 year olds identify and respond to influences and pressures around relationships and sex as well as explore the skills and values needed to build healthy relationships.

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Icebergs & Babies

At a Glance






1 Hour 45 Minutes

Lesson Plans


Target Age


Programme Info

This programme is free to EVERY post-primary school in Northern Ireland.

This presentation is aimed at 14/15 year olds, and gives pupils the opportunity to critically engage with the cultural messages and pressures when it comes to relationships and sex. They are also encouraged to examine their own values and beliefs as well as develop skills and strategies to build healthy relationships. The interactive programme includes issues such as: the media and sex, handling peer pressure, the impact of pornography, delaying sex, communication, consent, contraception, pregnancy and choices and STIs.

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.

Icebergs & Babies | Setting the scene

Icebergs and Babies follows the story of Oscar and Martha as they enter into Year 10/11. The two have remained best friends over the past few years, yet have started to develop feelings for one another. As these feelings arise we journey with Oscar and Martha as they start to date, set boundaries and expectations and get to know each other a little more intimately too! Along the journey their friends confide in them about all sorts of issues they are facing, from images being sent around to questions surrounding pressures to look and act a certain way.

Topics covered in this presentation:

  • Identity & value
  • Impact of media and peer pressure
  • Body image and social media
  • Pornography
  • Sexting & sharing online
  • Attitudes to, and expectations around, sex and relationships
  • Communication in relationships
  • Consent
  • Pregnancy, STIs, contraception
  • Pregnancy pathways


Programme Content

A comprehensive overview of the content delivered in the programme.

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Icebergs & Babies

In Depth

Learning Intentions

Pupils are learning about:

  • The influences on a young person
  • How to develop strategies to promote personal safety
  • The qualities of relationships, including friendship
  • The importance of developing a moral framework
  • The emotional, social and moral implications of early sexual activity
  • 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

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

Attitudes & Disposition

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

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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