A GROUP of young civic leaders are setting out to improve the way sex education is taught in Aberdeen schools.
A five-strong team from Aberdeen City Youth Council, aged 14 to 25, are heading out to Aberdeen schools to deliver education on sexual health and relationships to teens.
They formed the group, called Hot Topics, after raising concerns about the lack of sex education in Aberdeen schools and the absence of what they saw as key issues from planned school-led sessions.
Euan Davidson, a member of Hot Topics and the Youth Council said: “There were specific issues that we didn’t think were being looked at properly LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues particularly, and consent was another one.”
The Hot Topics held their first session at Northfield Academy, with around 22 S5 pupils. Euan said it went so well the group is now looking to expand the programme to more schools.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “A comprehensive programme on relationships, sexual health and parenthood education is delivered across schools in Aberdeen.”