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to be alarmed that dd1 tells me they did a practical demonstration of how STIs are spread at school today.......

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Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Mon 22-Oct-12 18:39:48

Seriously I was like this shock for a moment till she explained.

It was actually really clever. They all had to walk round the room, each holding a test tube. Test tube contained some white fluid <<shudder>>. Two test tubes had been spiked with another invisible substance (representing the STI). Every time the music stopped they had to share fluids with somebody <<double shudder>>. Some people had stoppered test tubes so they couldn't share fluids. At the end (after three 'exchanges') they used some indicator something and revealed that the 2 infected tubes had infected 12 others. In total flap of misapplied anxiety I asked dd1 'which group were you in'
'Oh, I wasn't infected' she replied
'Jolly well done darling' sayeth I 'Is that because you had a stopper in'?

They do NOT tell you about this sort of thing at antenatal classes.........

GotMyGoat Mon 22-Oct-12 18:41:00

That sounds fantastic! Clever lesson that.

shrinkingnora Mon 22-Oct-12 18:41:28

That is a brilliant lesson!

tiredteddy Mon 22-Oct-12 18:42:00

That actually sounds really very clever!

Sirzy Mon 22-Oct-12 18:42:10

Fantasitic idea to show it!

I would have loved to see your expression before she started explaining though!

Annunziata Mon 22-Oct-12 18:43:43

That's so clever!

I did laugh at the 'practical demonstration' grin

fuzzpig Mon 22-Oct-12 18:43:44

That is GENIUS.

I wonder what the white fluid actually was?

Hassled Mon 22-Oct-12 18:43:55

That is inspired. You should write to the teacher and tell him/her how genius that was.

gordyslovesheep Mon 22-Oct-12 18:44:35

it's an oldie but a very effective one!

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Mon 22-Oct-12 18:44:40

That's a great way too show it. When I did sex education they just shown us horrible pictures!

beamme Mon 22-Oct-12 18:45:36

I had to read to find out what you meant, was a bit shock at title.
I love the idea, great way to get through to the kids. How old is DD?

youarewinning Mon 22-Oct-12 18:45:43

Thats Genuis. LOL @ "is that because you had the stopper on in" grin

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 22-Oct-12 18:46:01

Please tell me this was not Reception.

KenLeeeeeee Mon 22-Oct-12 18:46:32

Brilliant demonstration! I hope it made the class think.

IvorHughJackolantern Mon 22-Oct-12 18:47:37

'Jolly well done darling' sayeth I 'Is that because you had a stopper in'?

Oh what a lovely mum you sound! That sounds brilliant. All I remember from PSE is the teacher - who looked like an angry, over-boiled beef joint wearing ghastly shoes - got us all to write the word 'masturbation' then bollocked us for not knowing how it's spelt confused

NatashaBee Mon 22-Oct-12 18:48:23

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Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Mon 22-Oct-12 18:49:22

No, not reception! grin

Dd1 is 14 and in Year 10. It's not a moment too soon either. She knows some of her year have had more than one partner already.

HeinousHecate Mon 22-Oct-12 18:49:24

That is so funny.

I would have paid good money to have been able to see the look on your face when she came out with that

NoToastWithoutKnickers Mon 22-Oct-12 18:50:49

Fantastic idea! We were never taught that such things existed.

Northernlurkerisbehindyouboo Mon 22-Oct-12 18:58:37

Oh I was shock x 5000! Not what you expect when you ask 'how was your day'

I'm going to casually mention it to dh when he comes home. If I'm lucky his head might spin right round with panic grin

It is a good idea. We got a 45 minute lecture with hideous slides of infected genitals. Three girls fainted. (All girls school).

MamaBear17 Mon 22-Oct-12 19:01:40

Brilliant! I once watched a year 10 sex ed lesson where they paired the boys and girls up and gave them a dice. Rolling the dice represented the 'couple' having unprotected sex. If it landed on an odd number they got pregnant and the boys had to shout out 'whose the daddy?' and the girl was given a teddy to hold. The even number represented a lucky escape. The kids found it hilarious for about two minutes until they realised that they had ten kids and it suddenly stopped being funny. I love anything that makes subjects like this more 'real' for teenagers.

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Oct-12 19:05:42

What a brilliant idea. I'm sure they'll remember that lesson forever!

KatzGold Mon 22-Oct-12 19:06:38

That's a great lesson. Well done her teacher.

Pickles77 Mon 22-Oct-12 19:07:13

That's brilliant

TidyGOLDDancer Mon 22-Oct-12 19:07:24

That was such a good idea! Well done that teacher!

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