Relationships and Sex Education
at St Peter and St Paul
At St Peter and St Paul we deliver the programme ‘A Journey in Love’ written by Sister Jude Grodem. It is a resource to support teachers and parents in Catholic schools to enable the holistic growth of children. It is a developmental programme for children in the primary years where children learn about the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual similarities, differences and changes from EYFS through to Year 6. The curriculum overview document is below.
‘At the heart of Christian faith is love, St John says that God is love and the whole purpose of Christianity is to live it as fully as possible in and through love. This means we have to link every aspect of our being, from birth to death, with love.
The whole purpose of education at home and in the primary school is to connect every aspect of growth: physical, emotional, intellectual and social with love. The ultimate goal is to enable adults to fully love themselves i.e. accept themselves positively, and in turn be able to love thy neighbour. Parents and teachers are privileged to assist children every moment of their lives to further this link of love with their humanity and thus with God. The programme outlined in a Journey in Love is a brilliant reconciliation between the human and divine aspects of love and is truly fully Christian in its vision.’ Dr Jack Dominian
‘Love is an art to be learned. It is a giving experience, a selfless act. Every experience of love gives us yet another glimpse of the meaning of love in God himself. Human love is the instrument we can use to explore the mystery of love which is God.’ Cardinal Basil Hume