How To Have Sex to be taught in schools via the Schools Consent Project

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MUBI is partnering with the film’s director, Molly Manning Walker, and the Schools Consent Project to show the film along with workshops on consent.

How To Have Sex is set to be shown to UK secondary school students as part of education around consent. The screenings will be accompanied by a lawyer-led workshop on issues of consent – which the film deals with.

Manning Walker’s directorial debut, How To Have Sex follows three British teenage girls on their post-GCSE holiday to Malia. Starring Mia Mckenna-Bruce – who won a BAFTA for her role – as the main protagonist, the film documents the rites-of-passage trip as the trio navigates the complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery.

Sharing the news today, MUBI wrote: “We’re proud to be working with the Schools Consent Project to screen Molly Manning Walker’s How To Have Sex in secondary schools across England and Wales, as part of their lawyer-led workshops educating young people about sex and consent.”

“It’s really a dream come true to be getting our film into schools,” Manning Walker said of partnering with the Schools Consent Project to show her film in secondary schools. “Watching it be used as a learning tool for consent has been the most emotional part of the journey for me. As we’ve taken the film around the world we’ve established that most women have had an experience like Tara. Now we get the opportunity to help teenagers navigate sexual experiences differently. I wish I had it when I was a teenager.”

The Schools Consent Project is a charity founded by barrister Kate Parker. The organisation provides workshops led by legally qualified volunteers with the intention of giving young people agency and offering vital education and understanding around sex and consent.

Teachers, parents and students interested in having How To Have Sex screened at their local schools can head to the School Consent Project’s website to find out more. How To Have Sex is also streaming exclusively on MUBI.


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