The Bridge Project works in schools to prevent violence through the promotion of healthy relationships.
Tender has been working on this project for 2 years, with the Women and Girls Network and Working with Men, to create workshops based around theater and the arts. 30 students, 15 boys and 15 girls, receive five hours of single sex workshops delivered by WAGN and WWM. They are then brought together and taught by Tender’s wonderful Youth Facilitators to learn conflict resolution and explore healthy relationships. At the end of the project the group create a performance, based on what they learned, to show the school.
The Bridge Project has been a fantastic program for us and the newsletter from the Sex Education Forum has a great case study from our former Education Manager, Jake Tily. On page 13 he details what the project is about and how the students reacted to the workshops.