Doing It Like The Dutch
Why are Dutch teenagers the happiest in the world?
How do Dutch parents talk to their children about sex & relationships?
And what happened when YouTuber Mimi Missfit took a team of British teenagers to Holland on a sex-ed fact-finding mission?
For insight on how to talk with children about sex & relationships, learn from the excellent sex education on offer in Holland and the open attitudes and approach of Dutch parents.
Our panel will give you Netherlands-knowledge insight on how to talk openly at home
BBC series Mimi On A Mission: Sex Ed producer IDA BRUUSGAARD
Primary-school relationships and sex education teacher JONNY HUNT
Amsterdam-based journalist MARK SMITH
Plus watch excerpts from the entertaining BBC series Mimi On A Mission: Sex Ed!
Includes a glass of wine
On 12 November at 6.45pm in the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Presented by Outspoken Sex Ed (www.outspokeneducation.com)
WHO IS ON THE PANEL
JONNY HUNT is a sex education consultant. He works with children and young people from age four, writes educational packages and trains professionals. Jonny specialises in inclusive relationships and sex education (RSE) with a sex-positive approach. All About Me, the primary-school sex-education programme he developed and leads in Warwickshire, is inspired by Spring Fever, the annual Dutch relationships and sex-education programme. Believing that sex and relationships can be fun and empowering, Jonny feels privileged to help shape the views and expectations of children
IDA BRUUSGAARD is the executive producer of the BBC series Mimi On A Mission: Sex Ed and managing director of Peggy Pictures, which focuses on discovering young, diverse onscreen talent and telling factual-TV stories that reflect the lives of under-25s and that they would want to share with their peers. Originally from Norway, Ida won a gold medal at the International Broadcast Awards (New York Festival) for assistant-producing Dogs That Changed the World. She has also directed high-rating primetime programmes for Channel 4 (Sharon Horgan: How to be Married) and BBC1 (Heir Hunters, Village SOS). The second series of Mimi On A Mission, which is about mental health and happiness, will be released in spring 2020
London-born, Amsterdam-based MARK SMITH is a freelance journalist and editor whose features about life in the Netherlands have seen him canoeing through canals and interviewing extremely tall people for titles including The Times, The Sunday Times, Observer Magazine and The Guardian. He has edited diverse titles including COS magazine, the Soho House members magazine and Time Out Amsterdam. In his March 2019 Times piece Why Dutch Youngsters Are The Worlds Happiest Teenagers, he profiled five adolescent locals and explored the Dutch concept that no question about bodies or emotions should be off limits. Mark co-parents a daughter with his husband and their best friend in Holland
SOPHIE MANNING (chair) is an Outspoken Sex Ed director. She works with charities and social enterprises to maximise their impact on the world. Sophie began her career as a management consultant working with organisations large and small in youth work, social mobility and healthcare. Now the parent of two energetic young boys, Sophie has given her focus to educating children on the most important topics in life. She hopes each generation of parents can do better than the last, giving accurate and accessible information and helping children become whoever they want to be
Conway Hall (View)
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
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