Thursday, October 23, 2008

The top story on Newsround at 5pm today was the government plan to make PSHE education for 5-16 year olds compulsory in England. Sonali: Have you had any classes on growing up and having babies at school?

Maddy then reported about plans to change the rules in England. There are some facts said Maddy that not everyone's great at talking about, like how girls' and boys' bodies change as you get older. And things like moving in with a boyfriend or girlfriend, getting married and having babies.

CBBC Agony Uncle Aaron said having a baby when you're a teenager is a lot of work, and it's not what you'd expect it to be like, so having all of the information and learning about it properly will help you make better decisions about what kind of relationships you want to have and what kind of decisions you want to make.

Maddy said some mums and dads are worried about teachers talking to kids about growing up, as they'd prefer to do it themselves, and can ask for their children to miss those lessons. Her report ended by asking what viewers thought about having body and relationship lessons at school.

The last news item was about a slip-up on South African TV when a politician's chair broke as he was speaking in an interview. Sonali: And finally in TV we like to plan ahead to try and make sure that things go wrong...

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