Equation has delivered early intervention and awareness raising projects in primary schools since 2002. Equation developed The GREAT Project in 2010 based upon this experience, pupil and teacher consultation and an appreciation of the needs of pupils and schools.
The GREAT Project is a 4 x 2 hour session project designed to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about domestic abuse to year 5 and 6 pupils.
The GREAT Project is complimented by a teacher twilight session and a pupil graduation following the completion of the project.
Each session is summarised below, with a link to a document highlighting aims, learning outcomes and links to PSHE and SEAL requirements.
Pupils attending The GREAT Project give it an average of 8 out of 10!
Focussed upon gender inequalities and promoting gender respect.Pupils and teachers are asked to complete a post-evaluation form to measure any changes in attitude, knowledge and behaviour as a result of The GREAT Project.
A 90 minute domestic abuse session for primary school colleagues to serve as an introduction to The GREAT Project and to provide guidance on responding to disclosures.
A graduation session is facilitated a month after the completion of The GREAT Project. This acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of the pupils. In addition, pupils and teachers are asked to complete an evaluation to measure any retention in the change of attitude, knowledge and behaviour as a result of The GREAT Project.