A group of Queen’s School sixth formers will be volunteering for a charity which helps teach young people about the complex issues surrounding sexual consent.
The pupils have been so inspired by their work with the Schools Consent Project that they have chosen to use their QUEST Volunteering time to become youth ambassadors for the project.
Representatives from the Schools Consent Project (SCP) have been back in the city centre school, talking to Year 11 and 13 pupils.
SCP is a lawyer-led initiative established by criminal barristers in early 2015.
One of the founders is Dr Rebecca Wright, a criminal barrister who, along with her sister Laura, was a pupil at The Queen’s School.
SCP’s legally-trained volunteers provide workshops to young people (aged 11-18) focused on the legal definition of consent and key sexual offences.
Dr Wright said: “I am delighted that three students from The Queen’s School are volunteering their time to SCP.
“They are SCP’s first youth ambassadors and will play a vital role in encouraging young people to discuss and understand the topic of consent in the context of sexual relationships.”
The aim is to encourage conversations about consent among young people in order to challenge sexually harmful attitudes.
SCP also aims to give young people the appropriate language and confidence needed to enable them to respect their own and others’ sexual boundaries.
For more information about SCP, visit www.schoolsconsentproject.com/