Split Banana Storytelling
What do we do?
Split Banana is a social enterprise that delivers creative relationships and sex education programmes toyoung people in schools.
Currently, the Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum has not been updated since 2000, and does not cover topics like pornography, consent or the LQBTQ+ community.
The consequences of this lack of support are far-reaching and shocking: that sex crimes in UK schools have risen by 255% in the last 4 years, and over 50% off 11-16 year olds are using pornography as an educational tool.
We believe that our young people deserve better.
Our in-school programme provides the time, space and tools for young people to discuss and explore their relationships; with themselves, each other and society as a whole.
What makes us different?
What makes us different? We use an arts-based approach, which alleviates embarrassment, as well as encouraging reflection, expression and communication.
All of our content and resources are created with young people for young people, in co-creation workshops and online campaigns.
Our outcomes focus on developing student’s social and emotional skills to strengthen their mental health and wellbeing, and in turn, their ability to have healthy relationships.
What we need help with?
We have a set of values and an alternative approach to learning and want to ensure we are expressing this in the best way.
We want to attract young people and be seen as bold, creative and playful as this reflects what our sessions are about.
However, we also sell to schools so need to evoke professionalism, and be a brand which they can trust.
Also we often cover very sensitive topics, so again, safety and trust are a must.
We’ll be using this day to reassess the current branding on our website/ social media accounts and to inform documents such as slide decks, one pagers etc.
Although we’ve developed quite a lot, we did so in a rush, so are happy for all suggestions/ changes.
Social media presence
Social media has felt a bit intimidating so far as by the nature of our work, can be seen as quite controversial - we’d love to nail our tone and style so that we feel more comfortable posting.