The Lower Sixth students attend weekly ‘Enrichment’ talks on a wide variety of topics from current affairs to artist talks, to pastoral/ethical matters.
The speakers are carefully chosen to enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding of the world, and, among other things, the talks help them with ideas for their future careers. These events are a crucial part of our students’ development at Fine Arts College.
So far our students have had fantastic talks from Colin Vaines (film producer); Celia Birtwell (Textile designer and muse of David Hockney); Rory Dobner (artist and illustrator); a representative from the Friends of the Earth environmental organisation; as well as talks on preparing for university and higher education, and even a music performance and talk from the pop-up gig company, SoFar Sounds.
This week’s enrichment topic was on Pornography:
This week’s Enrichment talk for the Lower Sixth students took the form of workshops to discuss all aspects of pornography. Experienced facilitators from RSE In London led two groups to consider whether pornography can be harmful or not. They discussed aspects ranging from over-use, unrealistic sexual expectations, attitudes to women and the law concerning explicit imagery, to pornography’s use as a source of information or a shared consensual experience in a relationship.
This event was part of our PSHE provision for our sixth-formers.