It’s time to rethink periods!
How we talk about periods, the products we use, and what we do with those products afterwards.
A lot of people spend a lot of time menstruating. But few of us spend much time talking about it. Isn’t it time this changed?
Unicef estimates that menstruators spend an average of 3,000 days menstruating in their lifetimes. We think it’s time to start a conversation to Rethink Periods.
Rethink Periods is a free, nationwide schools programme updating 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.
From September 2019, 600 lucky schools will receive everything they need to educate and empower their students when it comes to their period education. They will each receive:
Period education teacher training, led by one of our regional experts.
A product demonstration box for your school, worth £110, packed full of reusable and disposable products.
REQUEST MORE ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS FROM PHS
In January Phs emailed all schools to set up an account to order free period products. Phs are offering disposable products from Proctor & Gamble and Lil-lets (all contain plastic including the organic tampons and pads), as well as reusable Bloom & Nora pads and Mooncups. Phs are open to feedback regarding what products they offer you – so please let them know if you’d like to be offered more eco-friendly disposable products. Check out our template email here!
Your lesson plans
Well-structured, adaptable lesson plans, dynamic teaching resources and friendly support for Key Stages 2 and 3.
Periods: People and Products (KS2 and KS3) Understand menstruation, menstrual cycles and menstrual product choices better with this engaging and informative lesson in which students learn about themselves through the stories of others.
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 Poverty (KS3) Period poverty 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.