The topic of sex and gender sits at the heart of a cultural debate in schools and across Britain today. In this production, we will examine society's current notions of sex and gender, using both scientific and cultural lenses. Students, teachers and actors explored how we define these terms in a thrilling cross-curricular event. The project drew together learning in Science, PSHE, English, Drama, History, Art and Film and has been performed for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.
“This approach gets our attention, it gets us involved and helps us develop an opinion and understanding.”
Student, South East Sixth Form School
Students took part in a theatrical event in which they stepped back in time and explored some of the stories that have led to our current understanding of sex and gender. Along the way worked directly with Historian Dr Jana Funke (Exeter University), Professor of Biochemsitry Dave Hornby (Sheffield University) and Professor of Endocrinology John Wass (Oxford and Royal College of Physicians). This show allowed students to see the curriculum in action and explore beyond its confines with experts in their respective fields.
Below you can find out details of some of the subject areas that were explored through the project.
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