SIXTH formers could attend anti-sexism classes if equality campaigners get enough support for their project.

Pilot sessions have already been held with about 25 students at St Edward’s School, Oxford, thanks to organisers of The Good Lad Workshops.

Since they started in January 2013, about 700 Oxford University students have attended similar classes to tackle sexual harassment, sexism and university “lad culture”.

Workshops founder, David Llewellyn, believes classes should start sooner to prevent sexist attitudes forming.

The 27-year-old St John’s College medical student told the Oxford Mail he hoped school workshops could start from September. He said: “It’s important to start these conversations at a younger age because it’s a message which resonates with males of any age.”

Classes would probably be aimed at 16- to 18-year olds, in the hope older students would be role models for others. Mr Llewellyn said: “Then you get the change in culture of the group.”

About 18 volunteers organise the workshops, but Mr Llewellyn hopes to raise about £30,000 to employ a full-time member of staff.

The workshops begin with a presentation about what it means to be a “good lad”.

Then the group is presented with situations and asked what a positive solution could be. Mr Llewellyn said: “One situation is a group walking down the street and one calls out to a woman on the other side. The minimum standard is to not do anything. But what would a good man do? There are lots of situations – they might call the guy out or say sorry to the woman.”

Mr Llewellyn spoke to the Mail after a string of high-profile incidents involving university students.

Last month, Oxford University student Ione Wells wrote an open letter to a teenage boy who attacked her while walking home in London.

And two weeks ago we revealed claims that six times more claims of sexual harassment and threatening behaviour were reported to Somerville College this term than in the last six years combined.

Mr Llewellyn said: “There’ s a dislocation between how men act in groups, especially after a few drinks .

“We ask is it considerate they should sing songs about objectifying women and having sex with people left right and centre?”