Waitrose Plan Plastic’s funding in 2019 enabled us to expand our Rethink Periods education programme nationally across England for the first time, winning a Global Good Award in September 2020. We’re continuing to roll out this award-winning, PSHE-accredited programme with our new partners Southern Water and Northumbrian water. Schools within their service area are eligible to send one staff member to attend the Rethink Periods training programme for FREE!

We’re working hard to extend this to other areas too! So, regardless of your geographical location, please register your interest using our contact form and we’ll be in touch to book you onto a training session as soon as we can offer it to you.


A lot of people spend a lot of time menstruating. But few of us spend much time actually talking about it. Isn’t it time this changed? Unicef estimates that people with periods spend an average of 3,000 days menstruating in their lifetimes, and yet in many cultures it remains a taboo subject. We think it’s time to talk about periods out in the open.

Rethink Periods is a free, nationwide schools programme updating mainstream period education in primary and secondary schools. It offers unbiased and informative information on all products available and the social and environmental contexts of menstruation.

Our Training

After a highly successful first year, we are back and delivering online training. Click here to register your interest in the Rethink Periods training and resources. Attendees of #rethinkperiods will get everything they need to educate and empower students when it comes to their period education.

Award winning period education teacher training, led by one of our experts

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Attend one of our Rethink Periods training sessions to gain access to our resources. Including well-structured, adaptable and dynamic lesson plans, our support resources and friendly support for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Periods, people and products

(KS2 and KS3)
Understand yourself, menstrual cycles and menstrual product choices better with this engaging and informative lesson.

Our periods and the Environment

(KS2 and KS3) Exactly what impact do our menstrual products have on the world? Dive into this exploratory lesson to determine the pros and cons of disposables and reusables.

Myths, Taboos and Celebrations

(KS3) Myths and taboos surrounding menstruation have been present in our culture since time began. It’s time to unravel the truth!


Period Equality

(KS3) Period equality is not an external issue, it is right here in the UK. Empower your class to better understand this crisis, and work together to find and deliver solutions.


Preparing you for period talk

With these resources, teachers will be able to equip young people with the tools to understand menstruation and feel prepared and positive about changes in their lives.

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Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, we all need to Rethink Periods. Find out more about bringing this to your school or child’s school below.

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