Ariel is pleased to announce that our ‘Grassing or Grooming?’ resource has been shortlisted in the Wellbeing category of the Teach Primary Awards for 2022.
‘Grassing or Grooming?’ is now used by more than half of primary schools across Merseyside and is delivering important impacts to keep children safe from gang-related grooming and exploitation.
Qualitative evaluation illustrates these impacts; for example one teacher told us how she felt the lessons had lead to a clear shift in the attitudes of the class. At the start of the programme they were very clearly very influenced by the idea that it is wrong to grass; that it was disloyal and that grassing might lead to loosing friendships.
This attitude shifted during the discussions with them recognising that, in the scenario depicted in the film, the person using this argument was not a friend and was trying to protect himself. They recognised that the idea was being used to control and exploit the younger character in the film.
Shortlisted projects are now being assessed with the winners announced during November.